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Analysis Of Wonder By Raquel Jaramillo

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Olivia Seaman Mrs. Morrison English 2 November 18, 2017 Wonder Wonder is a truly astonishing, eye opening, and life teaching novel about a young boy with an extremely rare medical facial difference, referred to as "mandibulofacial dysostosis.” I loved everything about this story and I wouldn’t change a thing. The book tells about the young boy, August Pullman, as he struggles but also thrives in 5th grade. Wonder is by Raquel Jaramillo and was published on February 14, 2012. Raquel wrote Wonder after her three-year-old son noticed a girl with facial birth defects and started to cry. Raquel attempted to remove her son from the situation in a way to not upset the girl or her family but ended up making the situation worse. Natalie Merchant's song "Wonder" made her realize that the incident could teach society a valuable lesson. Palacio was inspired and began to write the soon-to-be hit. She named the book directly after the song, and used the song's chorus as the prologue of the first chapter; “Fate smiled, and destiny laughed as she came to my cradle…” Auggie had spent his days in and out of the hospital since first being born to help him be able to see, hear, and function like a normal boy. Because of all the hospital visits and Auggie’s needs when he was young, it was easier for his mom to home school him. He loved being homeschooled and being treated like a baby again; to him he had everything he would ever need at home. He had a caring, overprotective mom, a funny,
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