WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.
Auggie & Me is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters:
Julian, the bully
Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend
Charlotte, Auggie's classmate
Auggie & Me gives an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, it's a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.
Few first novels beget a franchise, but Palacio's Wonder (2012), about a boy with a severe facial deformity, is a phenomenon. A bestseller since publication, it has also spawned a standalone companion book, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts (2014). But despite requests from readers for a sequel, Palacio writes in her introduction to this collection of three previously released e-singles, "I can guarantee that... the de facto sequel will never be written." Instead she offers the back stories of three kids in Auggie Pullman's orbit, beginning with the "much-loathed" Julian, who suffers from nightmares and anxiety. Julian's story is the most didactic, but it will have classroom use as an "anatomy of a bully" lesson, suggesting that readers look behind a mean-spirited act to understand what drives it. Readers also spend time with Christopher, Auggie's best friend until his family moved to Connecticut, and Charlotte, a classmate chosen to help Auggie transition from homeschooling to fifth grade. Readers who wanted more about Auggie will flock to this. Ages 8 12.
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I read this after reading Wonder and 365 days of Wonder.
It’s another amazing piece of work by the writer, written from a different characters perspective. Very cleverly written as it all ties it into the main story.
Heartwarming and inspiring. This is one talented writer who knows how to evoke real emotion.
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