Wonder By R.J Palacio August is an ordinary not so ordinary kid, who decided to finally go into a public school for the first time as he was always homeschooled. ¨My name is August by the way. I won´t describe how I look like. Whatever youŕe thinking itś probably worse¨(Palacio 3). This was when August was first mentioned in the book. Based on this you can tell he thought he would be judged based on how he looked but he would always try to find a way to ignore it.
Other people Would Find August ¨Deformed¨ although some people thought of him as an average person and didnt mind what he looked like. But behind the face he is very brave and very kind. ¨People think I havent gone to school because of the way I look but its not that. Its because of all the surgeries Ive had¨. (Palacio 4). Based on this there was no time to go to school. and learn as much as the other kids. But he did get homeschooled by his mom. He learned as much as the other kids did as well at home.
Augusts best personality and traits are being agreeable with and he is also very brave. He is brave because he decided to go to a public school where he knew he would get judged and although he knew he got judged he still stayed in. Plus from having a lot of surgeries, thats pretty tough to get through. ¨I would have more nervous about meeting Mr.Tushman, If Id known I was also going to be meeting some kids from the new school.
At the Beginning of the book August felt self consious because he didnt really like the way he looked that much, and he wishes he could just be like any other normal or average kid. ¨If I found a Magical Lamp, I would wish that I had a normal face that no one ever noticed at all¨ (Palacio 3). This is because August always gets looks whenever he goes somewhere and he isnt treated normally as other kids. If he changed how he looked he thinks he would feel as treated normally then the rest of the kids.
Annother charicter in the story wonder is Jack is placed in this story, it is summer time and the school called because they asked him if he wanted to show August around the school. Jack didnt want to but his mom thought it was a great offer for him to. As stated in the text ¨Trust me, it is. And I´m telling you, its really bad. Heś deformed, mom. His eyes are like down here. I pointed to my cheeks¨, (Palacio 139). Jack really didnt want to go show August around the school but decided to anyways because he knew how tough it would have been for him in the first place.
Although it has been rough throughout school Jack and August did become friends and not even that but many other people became friends with August too. August felt so happy because he didnt feel left out or looked at anymore. He felt happy and he felt like he was an actual ordinary kid. ¨I knew for sure is that we we were all laughing and squeezing against each other, and no one seemed to care that my face was next to theirs or not¨, (Palacio 309). He felt really special near the end of the book and for once felt like he was really special and not even different.