During this year, I’ve read a book called ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio. The novel is about August, a 5th grade boy born with a ‘different’ face struggling to fit in school, hence he has never attended to one. Throughout the story he meets Jack and Summer, as they will become his best friends.
I believe the theme of this book is, never judge a person by their looks. The author used symbols such as August and Miranda, August’s sister’s friend.
August Pullman- He is the main character of this book. He bears a very rare facial deformity, as when he was born, he had a cleft palate. Other than his face, he is quite a ordinary boy who is academically clever. This shows, his face does not affect his intelligence. He even received an award for accomplishment, at the end of the year.
Miranda Navas – Miranda cared for August; she watched the whole Star Wars series just for August’s sake. But she got mentally depressed after her parents divorce, and showed change by dying her hair pink and styling up. Via, August’s sister, was not pleased with this and left her alone. But Miranda’s insides didn’t change; she still cared for August, and even Via.
This book was written very uniquely; each chapter was in first person narrative, from different people’s perspectives. This was very interesting, because you can read and understand how each character really feels and what they think.