My name is August ..…… I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

This is a novel about August by RJ Palacio. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others.

Wonder: The Novel

“Wonder” is a debut novel by R.J. Palacio that tells a truly memorable story of compassion and courage. The book centers around a ten-year-old boy named August Pullman, who has a facial difference that has prevented him from going to a mainstream school until the fifth grade. The book is perceptively themed around crucial issues of identity, bullying, and friendship.

The book has received critical acclaim for its warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. It features wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and short chapters that make it accessible to readers of all levels.

“Wonder\” is a novel by R.J. Palacio about August Pullman, a ten-year-old boy who suffer from severe birth defects, as he navigates school life. August begins attending school for the first time in fifth grade, where he meets and befriends Jack Will. Classroom politics briefly come between Jack and August, but they reconcile.

The book is a powerful exploration of themes such as compassion, courage, identity, bullying, and friendship. Through August\’s experiences at school, the book shows the importance of treating others with kindness and empathy, regardless of their appearance.

Some of the main characters in **\”Wonder\”** by R.J. Palacio include August Pullman, Olivia “Via” Pullman, Jack Will, Julian Albans, Summer Dawson, Miranda Navas, Justin, and Mr. Tushman.

August Pullman is the protagonist of the novel and is a ten-year-old boy who was born with severe birth defects. Olivia “Via” Pullman is August’s sister, who has gotten used to August being the center of attention. Jack Will is August’s friend at Beecher Prep. Julian Albans is a student at Beecher Prep who bullies August. Summer Dawson is a kind girl who sits with August at lunch when no one else will. Miranda Navas is one of Via\’s best friends before they began high school. Justin is Via\’s boyfriend. Mr. Tushman is the principal of Beecher Prep.

Movie Adaptation of the Novel

Yes, there is a movie adaptation of the novel **\”Wonder\”** by R.J. Palacio. The movie was released in 2017 and was directed by Stephen Chbosky¹. The screenplay was written by Jack Thorne, Steven Conrad, and Chbosky.

The movie stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Noah Jupe, Izabela Vidovic, Bryce Gheisar, and Daveed Diggs. It follows the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The movie received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and was a box office success, grossing over $300 million worldwide.

Both the book and the movie adaptation of **\”Wonder\”** by R.J. Palacio provide powerful social messages about compassion, empathy, and acceptance. Through the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters a mainstream school for the first time, the book and movie explore themes such as bullying, friendship, and identity.

The key messages

One of the key messages of the book and movie is the importance of treating others with kindness and empathy, regardless of their appearance. The story shows how small acts of kindness can have a big impact on someone\’s life and how standing up for what is right can make a difference.

Another important message is the power of friendship and the importance of accepting others for who they are, rather than judging them based on their appearance. Through August\’s experiences at school, the book and movie show how friendship can help us overcome challenges and how being accepted by others can give us the confidence to be ourselves.

Both the book and movie provide powerful social messages about the importance of treating others with kindness, empathy, and acceptance.

Wonder is a wonderful novel! This is one of those books that makes you want to reach out to differently abled people and hug them! It’s a book that makes you reach out to people and say how much you love them. It’s an upbeat, humorous, life-affirming story that deserves to be read—and it’s one that may just make its readers kinder!!

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