We all probably heard about Wonder, it’s this story about a boy who has a facial problem, let’s say it comes from his genes. On the back of the book, it includes a very catchy phrase that states “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse” So, this phrase is mostly to capture the readers, or should we say the audience. This way there, 80-90% that you will want to read this book.
Now, before you read. Be warned that, there are a lot of spoilers. Now, without further ado, let’s move on.
So, before you get to know the book a lit more deeper you should know that book, is loved by all the Americans, not all of them, but this is New York’s #1 best seller.
One of the comments written on the back of the book, is:
More and more, this just shows that this book is for people who are feeling different from others. People who have disabilities, who wants to make a change in their life.
Now, we all are aware that the main character is a bit different from normal people, he has a facial deformation. But, he has his family to make him feel normal, especially his sister, his sister, is like the sisters, who are protective of their siblings.
All about August’s Life (Wonder)
On page 104, it states, “previously unknown type of madibulofacial dysotosis caused by an autosomal recessive mutation in the TCOF1 gene, which located on chromosome 5, complicated by hemifacial microsomia characteristic of OAV spectrum.”
So, this is what it means, August is like normal people, just his face is very different, he is not normal in physical features.
Now, mind you, Auggie is a person who is very shy about his uncomfortable features, because he is different, from normal people, so he always carries a small astronaut cap.
(What do I call that cap thing???? Someone cares to help me out???)
Back to topic, however on the first day of school, at lunch, no one wants to sit next to him, obvi, because he is weird to other people’s eyes.
But he ends up with sitting with a girl named Summer. August and Summer are best friends after the few days, sitting together at lunch.
August, though has some rivals, like Julian. See, Julian doesn’t straightforwardly jokes about August, he jokes about him in some other ways.
Like this one time, when Julian asked him about the braid on the back of his head, which was like a Padawan thing, Julian asked him why he didn’t like Darth Wader, because Darth Wader’s face was kind of burnt. And Julian, thought that his face means he should like Darth Wader. Pretty sick and rude right??? I mean what are the odds that Julian wouldn’t do these kinds of things, when since he was introduced into this book, he was acting kind of fishy. (HMMM…)
One of the other characters are Jack Will.
Now, let me warn you that Jack Will, is kind of a back stabber, in the middle of the book, but he has a reason why he did it.
Jack Will hangs out with August. But during Halloween, Jack talks to Julian, about August, like “Hey dude, that guy always follows me around. Weirdo!!!” But this wasn’t the actual dialogue, that spoke it in a very serious way!!!! Which was not kind of nice.
Jack seriously made August trust him and then talking about him behind his back, is way too rude, and mean, not to mention seriously hurting. If I was in August’s shoes, I would’ve ran away from the class, crying. And complained it to my parents. That is upfront disgusting behavior, for starters.
But like I said, Jack has a reason why he did it. And I think, I should forgive that character.
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Finally, I think you should check out the book, you can get it at Amazon, or Scholastic. Scholastic’s where I got it from. This book (Wonder) is a must try.