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L'autora és J.R. PALACIO i es presenta d'aquesta manera:

I live in NYC with my husband, two sons, and two dogs. For many years, I was an art director and book jacket designer, designing covers for countless well-known and not so well-known writers in every genre of fiction and nonfiction. I always wanted to write, though. I kept waiting for the perfect time in my life to start writing, but after more than twenty years of designing book jackets for other people, I realized that the perfect time would never really present itself. It's never the perfect time to start writing a book. So I  decided to just go for it. Wonder is my first novel. And no, I didn't design the cover, but I sure do love it. 


Per entendre "El Capítol del Julian" primer has de llegir...




August "Auggie" Pullman: The main protagonist. His face is deformed due to "mandibulofacial dysostosis" or "Treacher-Collins syndrome" , along with other facial malformations. He faces many difficulties when he enrolls in his first year of private school. In the end, he learns to accept himself for who he is. Also, he makes new friends at his new school.




    Olivia "Via" Pullman: Auggie's older sister. She talks about Auggie and the hardships of being a sister of a deformed boy in Part 2. She truly cares for Auggie since she always defends him when someone says something mean or is rude wether or not it is on purpose or not, but as siblings go, the Pullman siblings can get in big fights sometimes. Via sometimes feels jealous of the attention August receives because of his deformity and young, sensitive self. She often scolds herself that as an older sister she has to also look out for him. She also feels guilty for being human towards her brother.

    Summer Dawson: One of Auggie's first friends. She was brave enough to sit next to August during lunch when no one would sit next to him. After that, she began calling their lunch table the "Summer Table", and only someone who had a name relating to the season summer could sit there. Auggie quoted," She looked like summer. She had a tan and eyes as green as a leaf." She didn't care what the other students thought of Auggie, and she was very kind to him. She tells her point of view in Part 3.

    Isabel and Nate Pullman: August and Via's parents. Isabel is a Brazilian woman, and Nate comes from European ancestry. They care about August, but save time for Via as well. Isabel is sometimes strict about on what August should and should not do, but Nate is more lenient. As described in Justin, Jack, and Miranda's point of views, the Pullman couple seem to be very kind and fair.

    Jack Will: August's best friend. He was told by Mr. Tushman to tour August with Charlotte and Julian around the school. He is nice to August and funny. At first, he didn't want to be friends with August as he has heard about his facial deformity, but later became friends with August. Because he did not know whether he wanted to be popular or be August's friend at one point in the book, they have a falling-out. Their relationship deepens when they make up as they became more honest with each other. It is also revealed close to the end of the book that he had developed a crush on Summer; August's other friend.

    Justin: Via's boyfriend. He had a main part in a play called Our Town in the book. He loves Via very much, as described in his part. In his part in the book, he doesn't capitalize his "I"'s and has various other grammatical mistakes. As the author has explained, the lowercase letters sometimes look like musical notes. As a graphic designer, she has learned to recognize fonts as not only letters of words but visual representations of other things. Justin is a musician and his thoughts flow and stream together rapidly, leaving no time for grammar and spelling.

    Daisy: Via and August's first dog. She was August's first true friend. She was an old dog, and she dies at the vet's office after getting very sick. Everyone loved and missed her very much.

    Miranda Navas: Via's friend. Via, Miranda, and Ella are friends. Miranda had recently cut her hair into a bob and dyed it pink, and dressed in a manner that she would have never dressed before, and she and Via slowly drifted apart. She took care of August as her little brother, and lied to everyone that August was actually her brother at camp. Miranda and Via become friends again at the end.




    Julian Albans: The primary antagonist. He sees August as a monster deviating from what is normal. He will get anyone he can convince to go against August, which is rather easy as he is rich and popular. As a result, he spreads rumors around about Jack and August, such as the 'Plague' (a contagious 'disease' that one will get if one touches August) and how Jack hired a hitman to 'get' him. At the end of the story, Julian's parents no longer want him to attend the middle school, as they say that they don't feel that it is the right choice for him. His parents, especially his mother, feel that August has no right to go to Beecher Prep because it is not an inclusion school and they find him emotionally and mentally disturbing. Julian's mother, for example, PhotoShops August's face out of the class picture and hands out copies to other moms.


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