The Characteristics of August Pullman (Wonder)

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The Characteristics of August Pullman (Wonder)

The Characteristics of August PullmanBy: Alexandra



"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio is a story that revolves around a 10 year-old kid named August "Auggie" Pullman. August was born with a face that all would describe as extraordinary. Well, everyone except the owner himself! Now in fifth grade, August struggles to fit in. Not to mention Julian, who seems to want to make his fifth grade year pure misery. Though, with Summer and Jack Will by his side, he can just about manage to survive the year. He definitely is a wonder!

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Anomalous/Anomaly means something that is not what's standard, normal, or expected.


"So when I was in my mom's stomach no one had any I would come out looking the way I look." -August Pullman's POV

In this book, the doctors detected that August had a cleft palate and other things going on with his face. They called these "small anomalies." The doctors thought it wasn't a big deal, but it was.



In the beginning of this book, the main character, August, had never attended school before

because of all the surgeries he had since he was born and because he used to get sick frequently. But, now, August makes the decision that he wants to attend school even though he knows that people would stare and make fun of him, and to me, that is a pretty brave decision.

"I usually walked with my head down, trying to avoid being seen..."-August Pullman's POV

In this book, August is self-conscious because of his appearance. Olivia states,"Sometimes people assume he's been burned in a fire: his features look like they've been melted, like drippings on the side of a candle."

"'The word's 'supposedly,' by the way,' I said.'What are you talking about?''You said 'supposably' before," I said.'I did not!''Yeah you did," Charlotte nodded. 'You said the science elective is 'supposably' really hard. I heard you.'"-A. Pullman's POV

You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

In this book, August was smart because he had a great understanding of things despite the fact that it was his first year at school.

"'You're funny Auggie.' I said.'Yes, I am," he said proudly. 'I am cool beans.'-Summer's POV

In this book, August was naturally funny. Sometimes he didn't know he had made a humorous remark until somebody started laughing. To me, August is definitely "cool beans."


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