Book Reviews

Wonder: The Book, The Movie and Being Kind

By Orlaith Anne Dill and Elise Claire Flanagan

We saw the movie Wonder at the Anthony Wayne Movie Theatre in Wayne the first Saturday after it came out, November 18, 2017.

The movie was directed by Stephen Chbosky, and is based on a book by R. J. Palacio. It was an interesting and sad movie.

Orlaith would say the movie Wonder was the best movie she’s ever seen. Elise says it was most depressing and awesome movie she ever seen.

Although it is sad, Wonder is a meaningful movie.

It is about a boy named August who has a deformed face. He gets bullied at his new school because of the way he looks. He basically has only one friend whose name is Jack Will.

When they go on a field trip, August gets bullied in the woods by seventh graders. August’s enemy stuck up for him in the fight and then they became friends.

Their friendship made people notice that August was a very kind person and they didn’t care about how his face looked. This movie is about how we shouldn’t judge people on their outside appearance but we should care about their inside feelings.


We won’t tell you the ending because we don’t want to ruin the movie for you, but we will tell you that it is a very happy ending.

We do have to mention that Elise’s dad bawled the entire movie and it was sort of embarrassing! We would highly recommend that you go see this movie.

As the holiday season is upon us, this is good time to think about being kind to everyone and to not “judge a book by its cover!”



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