Wonder novel Comprehension
Hello, my name is Ivan and I’m going to do a review on the novel “Wonder”. This also includes me thinking how the other characters felt and just overall explaining it through my mouth. Also, spoiler alert! Go and read the book if you haven’t.
First, we get introduced to the Pullman family consisting of August Pullman or Auggie (main character), the mother, father and Via (the cool, overprotective sister).
Let’s start with Auggie (August Pullman). He was born with a serious case of facial deformity which is pretty much just being born looking like a mutant. They did not detect it because he was still in the womb and technology was not that advanced back then.
After August was born, he had to go through 27 surgeries because of his face and he had been homeschooled until 5th grade, when he finally understood that his mother was planning to send him to a school called Beecher Prep. Auggie and his Dad didn’t like the idea but he gets sent there anyway because his mother is terrible at fractions (pun intended).
August meets Mr Tushman, the principal who is a really nice guy. I liked him alot. Mr Tushman introduces Auggie to the deputy principal, Mrs Garcia, who is also really nice but she gets a bit too carried away with her smiling and is sometimes described as creepy. After the nice talk, Auggie is introduced to Jack Will, Julian and Charlotte. I will stop there with August because our class has only gone this far in the novel, but I will guess how he felt right at this very moment in the story.
August probably feels nervous and worried because he hasn’t really talked with other kids his age and he’s scared that they might laugh at his face or his deformity may creep them out.
Now let’s move on to the mother. In my eyes, she is one of the nicest characters to Auggie because, well, isn’t that what mothers do. I think that she probably feels worried. She feels worried because this is Auggie’s first time going to school and she’s probably scared that he will have a bad first day at school.
(There isn’t much information about the father in the novel so I won’t talk much about him.)
Via, the overprotective sister is probably really worried about Auggie going to school because she won’t be able to protect him from the bullies there.
This has been my comprehension of how the characters felt and a bit on Auggies story.