By: R. J. Palacio
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Auggie has been homeschooled all his life and is about to start going to public school. If the idea of being the “new kid” at school wasn’t terrifying enough, Auggie has another problem he’s worried about: his face has been deformed since birth, and he knows other kids won’t react well to his disfiguration.
Wonder is an emotional middle grade contemporary novel. It includes:
• Kids fighting and physical, as well as verbal, assaults
• Auggie’s older sister has a boyfriend, and they kiss a few times
• Some seventh-graders smoke