Wonder is a fantastic read for children as it deals with many topics such as friendship, loneliness, bullying, empathy and unconditional love. Wonder tells the story of a ten year old boy named August who was born with a facial abnormality. Throughout the book we are brought on an emotional journey of ups and downs where August, who was initially home schooled, has to face many challenges in his new school. The writer tells the story from many different characters’ perspectives; how they meet him, interactions they have and their relationship. August lives with his parents along with his sister, Olivia and a dog named Daisy. The story really teaches children about how, to quote Mr. Connolly, ‘It’s ok to be different!’ It also opens their eyes to the challenges of others. Teaching them empathy and understanding. R.J. Palacio wrote Wonder after she and her son were in line to buy an ice-cream. Her son noticed a little girl with facial birth defects. He started to get upset and confused. Palacio was embarrassed and felt bad that her son reacted this way. With that she went home and got the idea to write this amazing story. This book was loved by so many people that RJ. Placio wrote 4 follow up books. They also came out with a movie last year. The movie is rated PG so it is a perfect movie to watch with your family. by Rm 26
Ms. O' Sullivan and Ms. Synnott's Classes at a science presentation in Tallaght IT for Science Week.
6th Class at the Community School Musical My Fair Lady