Last week, 200 copies of R.J. Palacio’s inspirational novel ‘Wonder’ arrived at Teign School for distribution to the Year 6s who will join us this September. The students have been asked to read the book over the summer and write a summary ready for their first day at Teign.
If you haven’t read this book (or seen the film), it features the character Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy who longs to be ordinary. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds and ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go. Born with a facial anomaly, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
The library has copies of this lovely book if students from other years want to borrow this happy, moving book to read over the summer.