Over 15 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.
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Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish 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.
Great book 📖 📖 📖 and I was reading wonder I watched the movie 🎥 🍿 and it was 🤩 fun 🤩 I highly recommend this one (only if u read book 1 “wonder” :)
Btw I just finished the Julian chapter very touching going on to Pluto also wonder and Pluto made me think of my dog daisy my yellow lab…. She passed away because she was old and was throwing up and stuff😢 😭 😿
Auggie and Me: a Genuine Book Review
It’s me again, the one who rates Palacio’s books. I think the best thing that the “Wonder” series books deliver is that, no matter what, you still have to have at least a little bit it of kindness inside of you.
Get ready because this is a novel-long review.
Okay. First of all, I appreciate R.J Palacio to finally write something about a girl. I really like the way the author describes each character. It’s pretty descriptive and it clearly shows a fifth grader’s life. In some ways, kindness does matter. I mean, are you kidding, kindness always does! But some people just don’t get it. Come on, you know the way that some parents are just cruel to their kids and. And, let’s face it, researches’ analysis say that 1 out of 4 kids suffer from bullying! People can say bad things about themselves. “The Julian Chapter” can show us that. And I think “Shingaling’ really did matter to me, because it was from a girl’s perspective. Since now I am in China and trapped in my mind (you know what I don’t actually want to say it) I think that schools can improve, not that I think it’s bad, but, some kids…..they just have to realize and empower everybody to be kind.
I would, genuinely, want to be Charlotte. I would want to do all the things. I would like to be in the Wonder stories. I feel like Auggie. Although I don’t have facial deformities I am still trapped in a bullying circle. I hate being the odd kid and being the odd one out. But no matter what, kindness—we deserve it all. And you do, too.
I hope everybody gets the message that the author hopes to deliver. Thank you for reading. And thank you for your time. I rate five stars, and I hope that you would enjoy it too.
Auggie and Me
Ok first of all after I finished Wonder I had to read this! Sadly in shingaling and Pluto they didn’t mention auggie much but it was so cool to see what was happening without auggie I believe this should be major motion picture I think the author put a lot of effort in this! Great to have insight from other point of views.