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An advance copy was provided by the publisher. About the Inspiration Behind the Story The ice cream incident in this story actually happened, but perhaps not in the way you might think.

Palacio writes with just the right balance of humor and pathos, making each character both flawed and sympathetic.

She "gets" kids -- how they think, how they talk, how they have the capacity to be both horribly mean and incredibly brave and kind. It's well-written, engaging, and so wonder book rj palacio fun to read that the pages almost turn themselves.

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More than that, WONDER touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in August Pullman a character whom readers will remember forever. They get to choose who they want to be in this world.

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Remind them to be polite, to write those thank you notes, to go out of their way to help their friends, to connect to the kids who are struggling socially or academically.

I played trombone for seven years through middle school and high school.

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And I remember thinking back then, especially when I would get into the really low notes, that notes on a musical staff looked a little like lowercase letters of the alphabet.

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I thought I would stay with Auggie for the whole story. I find those types of characters largely unbelievable, and I wanted Auggie to always be believable to me.

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So I decided to go into multiple perspectives. One of my all-time favorite books, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, does this, and that book has wonder book rj palacio stayed with me.

Characters can sometimes hijack a story. When I made up my mind to go into multiple points of view, I decided to lay down three ground rules for myself.


Palacio's 3-year-old son cried in fear, so the author grabbed her kids and fled. She was trying to protect the girl but also avoid her own wonder book rj palacio. But instead what I ended up doing was leaving the scene so quickly that I missed that opportunity to turn the situation into a great teaching moment for my kids.

And that got me thinking a lot about what it must be like to