Responding to “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

I read the book “Wonder” written by R.J. Palacio. This book is the first book I read this year.

School, Vernon Barford. "Wonder." Flickr. Yahoo!, 28 Mar. 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

School, Vernon Barford. “Wonder.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 28 Mar. 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

The protagonist, August looks different to other people. He begins to go to a normal school. This book gives many important messages on different topics such as friendship, family, and sickness.

The central theme for this book is to act friendly with anyone including people with handicapped people.

The symbols in this book are Jack, Summer, Julian, and Olivia. Jack and Summer both symbolizes friendship. Julian symbolizes enmity. Olivia symbolizes love.

This book can be impressed. There were different kinds of events that can be divided into various themes. For example, bullying, friendship, and love. I think that people who read this book will see people, and things from different perspectives. This book doesn’t tell the exact face of August, but we can tell that he looks really ill by how he describes himself. It made me think how August felt during the time he was at school, and how we felt being with his friends/people that hate him. I felt really sad by thinking how people with sickness can be seen from normal people in bad ways. The author made me feel this way by having different characters in different relationships with the main character. He also wrote chapters with different perspectives by writing some chapters with the progatonist being the characters other than August.

 

4 Comments on Responding to “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

  1. Pia
    November 17, 2014 at 11:44 am (4 years ago)

    I think that this book sound really really interesting and I think that the theme and the lesson behind this book is very thoughtful. I never read this book, but I heard a lot about it and I kinda want to read it now. The way you describe your symbols seem a bit unclear and maybe you need more explanation on why these symbols symbolise the certain things. I really like the way you explained your synopsis of your book, because you don’t spoil it but you still give enough information to understand the theme and the idea of the book. I’m looking forward to reading this book :).

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  2. Jean-Baptiste
    November 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

    This book sounds really interesting considering that it is kind of written from handicap person point of view. Which I find cool. I never read this book but it looks great. From this book you can could learn some great life lessons. The way you describe your symbols is a bit unclear and maybe you need more explanation. I really like the way you explained your synopsis of your book, because you don’t spoil it. It’s really good. Nice!

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  3. 19hamburgere
    November 18, 2014 at 10:04 am (4 years ago)

    I think that this book sounds supper interesting i already saw a lot of people read this book before. I think what makes the book so interesting is probley that it is from a handicapped persons point of view. I thought that your picture was put in to a really good place. it wasen’t put in to a randome place it was put in a fitting place. Sorry i could-end finish the comment. Time rand out.

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  4. Andrew Hutton
    November 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm (4 years ago)

    A popular book, this one! Interesting how characters can symbolise meaning in texts as well. I am interested to see if there are any physical objects that might be important in the text as well – anything?

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