The book Wonder serves an important purpose for everyone that reads it. It could be
worded different for each individual, but when put together, it sends out the same message.
Lately, we have seen more and more situations where children are being bullied, or not given
enough attention to be happy. This book points out how easy it is to get caught up in doing the
wrong thing. But it also shows how easy it is to get caught up in the right thing as well.
Throughout the story, there are different parts narrated by each character, and at the beginning of
each part is a quote. The quote gives hints about the character’s personality or traits.
The song Space Oddity by David Bowie is quoted at Olivia’s part. It represents how
Olivia feels about her life and more importantly her family. She refers to her family as a solar
system. August is the sun, and her parents the planets, orbiting around him. Meanwhile she is
just an itty bitty meteor floating out in the distance, only noticed once or twice as she goes by.
This song reference gives a whole new understanding about Olivia to the readers of the book.
Beautiful by Christina Aguilara is noted at the beginning of Summer’s part. Although
Summer doesn’t really think of herself as anything but a normal girl, it is made obvious that she
is nothing below beautiful. The part that is quoted is “You are beautiful, no matter what they
say,” “they” is referring to the whole fifth grade when they say they don’t understand why she
hangs around August and by doing so it makes her look like a freak as well. Summer completely
ignores this and continues being…