Three novellas from the point of view of three different characters offer new insight into the world of Palacio’s 2012 bestseller Wonder.
Recommended grade level: 3-6
Pages: 303 (for ISBN 9781101934852)
Genre(s) and keywords: realistic fiction, novella
Pace: leisurely to moderate
Topics: The Julian Chapter: bullying, feuds, parent-school relations, World War II.
Pluto: divorce, accidents, memories, childhood friendships, outer space, dogs
Shingaling: dance, cliques
Themes: The Julian Chapter: reasons for meanness, redemption, forgiveness
Pluto: difficult friendships, long-distance friendships relationships with parents, guilt
Shingaling: reasons for kindness, going outside of friend groups, self-discovery
Summary: Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggie’s world through new points of view. Continue reading