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- Summary of the book
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Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, is a children's novel about a bright, kind, intuitive 10-year-old who has severe facial abnormalities. August "Auggie" Pullman was born with a rare genetic disorder. He has endured a lot in his short life, including 27 surgeries and the cruelty of strangers who recoil from his unusual appearance. But nothing could quite prepare him for the challenge he must now face: his first year of middle school.
Until recently, August, who lives in Manhattan, led a fairly sheltered life with his devoted parents and his 15-year-old sister, Via. He's been homeschooled for his entire life, but his parents think it's time to send him out into the world. The idea frightens Auggie, but it also excites him. Though the school year hasn't yet started, he agrees to visit his new campus, Beecher Prep, to meet the principal, Mr. Tushman.