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Wonder by R.J.Palacio

imageI would like to read Wonder by R.J.Palacio which features the trials and tribulations of a fifth–grade boy named August (Auggie) Pullman who has a rare craniofacial deformity. Due to surgical needs and emotional problems, August is home-tutored by his mother, (a children’s book illustrator) Until he goes to Beecher Prep School, where he meets the middle school director, Mr. Lawrence Tushman, along with Jack Will, Julian Albans, and Charlotte Cody, and quickly becomes friends with Jack and Summer Dawson and is invited to a Halloween Party.

However whilst disguised during the Party He overhears Jack say that he would ‘kill himself’ if he had August’s face. After this August decides to quit school, but his older sister, Olivia (Via), eventually convinces him not to. Understandably August becomes noticeably distant towards Jack while working with him on a later Egyptian science project. Despite this He and Jack are then chosen by the science teacher to work together on the science fair. However Julian tries to get the science teacher to switch partners so he can be partners with Jack, but Jack declines.Then Julian calls August a freak, so Jack defends him and is suspended for two days. Julian’s mother defends her son saying that August should not be in the school anyway because Beecher Prep is not an inclusion school. Later Because of his unusual condition August has to get hearing aids and during a visit to a local nature reserve He has a run-in with a group of seventh graders. Luckily his friends Amos, Miles and Henry come to the rescue but sadly he loses his Hearing Aids during the the altercation.

August’s challenging year is later acknowledged During the end of the year ceremony, by Principal Mr. Tushman Who discusses someone at the School who has accomplished something great during the year, and then reveals that he is really talking about August Pullman, Who then receives an award.

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