Three novellas from the point of view of three different characters offer new insight into the world of Palacio’s 2012 bestseller Wonder.
Recommended grade level: 3-6
Pages: 303 (for ISBN 9781101934852)
Pace: leisurely to moderate
Summary: Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggie’s world through new points of view. Previously only available in ebook, now they have been published all together, complete with an introduction from the author on how she came to write them, in a gorgeous hardcover package!
These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder. (from Source)
Who will like this book?: This book is intended for fans of Wonder, and though it could be read without having read Wonder, there isn’t much point. Direct new fans to that title and give this book to those seeking more of the story.
Who won’t like this book?: See Wonder.
Other comments: The three stories vary widely in subject matter, and some stories will appeal more to certain readers than others. Readers can choose to read all or only select the ones that interest them.
Sequel(s): See Wonder
Readalikes: See Wonder