The novel ''Wonder,'' by R.J. Palacio, tells the story of a boy entering school for the first time as a fifth grade student after being homeschooled due to medical issues related to a facial deformity.
The story is read from Auggie's point of view as he would just like to fit in as an ordinary boy even though he looks far from ordinary. The author also shares the story from the viewpoints of his family and other students at school. This story allows its readers to witness cruelty, kindness, courage, and acceptance through the trials of middle school life.
Sixth grade students at Holy Family read the novel as an assignment in Kathleen Holsinger's reading class. When asked what the students thought of this novel, they replied that it was inspirational and that it taught a valuable life lesson, that you should not judge a person by his or her looks.
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Students at Holy Family created posters to reflect the lessons they have learned from reading the book 'Wonder.' Sixth-graders pictured in front of their posters from left are: Theodore Ovaska, Nicole Rotunno, Nicholas Hayes, Matthew Brennan, Mya Blanco and Emily Testa.