In this article I will share my takeaways from the book Wonder. Wonder is a fictional story about a ten-year-old boy with a facial deformity named August (Auggie). Aggie is homeschooled for all his life until middle school. This was a very dramatic change in his life mostly because he had never gone to a real school before and some of the kids started to bully him. Aggie had to deal with a lot over the year, including the unfortunate death of his family's dog Daisy, getting into a fight during a field trip, and extremely rude bullying. My takeaways about Auggie is that he is brave. Most of the time he does not let the kids who are bullying him upset him, and he forgives his friends even when they did rude things. For example, on Helloween Aggie overheard Jack Will (his friend) say that he would kill himself if he looked like Aggie to some of the bullies. This was not true of course. When Jack found out what Aggie had heard, he apologized.
One thing I noticed is that it can be so easy to judge people on how they look and how they talk. We don’t even notice that someone could be completely different than they might seem to be. You just need to get to know them. Another takeaway from the book/movie Wonder is to be kind (The last precept Mr. Broun told Aggie and his class.) "Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. And if you really want to see what people are, all you have to do is look." Auggie also had an older sister named Via, who is a quiet and kind person and always comforted Aggie during hard times, for example when Daisy(their dog) died.
Thank you for reading my article on the book wonder. I hope you now have a better understanding about what it is about and why I like it!