Recommended for Readers
in Grades 4 and up
2013 - Josette Frank Award
Auggie will be the new kid in fifth grade, but in addition to being new, he has a facial deformity. Often, when he's in public, people stare at the deformity, but Auggie himself feels invisible. He hasn't attended school for a long time, so the school arranges for a few kids to meet him in advance and guide him around. Is Auggie up to the challenge?
The author tells this story from the perspective of different characters, including Auggie's sister and school peers, and this adds a richness to the book, rather than being an excuse for the author to experiment with different language patterns. The short chapters and pacing lend themselves to page-turning, and you can't help but root for this character.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions coming soon**
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