What would it feel like to be Auggie? It would probably feel terrible, more than you think. There are many themes in the book Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio. But today I would like to focus on characterization. Auggie had many surgeries just on his face and because of that Auggie’s facial deformity was the issue to the others. Auggie faces discrimination from many other “ordinary” kids. Before he first goes to school in 5th grade, he was home schooled and very well educated. However, bullies in that school started to go against him and treat him as an alien. But, when Jack sees Auggie alone, he feels bad for him and starts to know more about each other.
Auggie’s facial deformity was the issue to the other “ordinary” people in school. “Sometimes you don’t have to mean to hurt someone to hurt someone.” This shows the emotion Auggie is having right now of everyone treating him bad. In the quote it says that nice words worth nothing. You just do it. Auggie feels like no one ever says good thing to him. As a person who looks perfectly fine, I do not know How it feels like to be like Auggie. However, I do know how he feels when everyone bullies him. Because I have been like him too.
Friendship makes life way much easier. I could say that Jack Will was the first person that gave out a hand to Auggie when he was getting bullied. And because of Jack Will, Auggie finds confidence on most of the things he does and eventually gets an award at the end. “Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about and turns out to be nothing.” This is a quote that Jack have made to Auggie to lift his confidence. Julian which was Jack’s friend now became enemies, just to be friends and to protect Auggie. I believe this is a true friend. He sacrifices him to save and lift one else up.
In conclusion I would like to sum up the story. Because of numerous surgery and his facial deformity, Auggie was bullied which made school life tough. However, when the first friend came to him, he was able to express himself and find confidence due to that one person. I would rate it 4 out of 5 since it let us learn many lessons and let the readers be able to know how a person that gets bullies feels like.