Wonder: The Movie v The Book - Mr. SteltmanThe young actor Jacob Tremblay, wearing mask-like makeup that rearranges his features, gracefully inhabits the role of Auggie not only by showing his pain and vulnerability, but also by convincing us of one of the secret weapons of R. The books-versus-movies battle is not usually a fair fight: The visual is the best developed of our senses, and as such it tends to dominate. Perhaps its greatest power resides exclusively in the province of literature. What I think helped this book catch fire is that a compelling visual mystery lies at its core, and you have to solve it for yourself, completely within the confines of your own imagination. As the book begins, his face, after years of surgeries, is a surface of scars and improvised features made of bones and skin repurposed from elsewhere. Just what does it look like?
Review: Wonder the Book, and Wonder the Movie
A review by Teen Blogger, Malk. By now, half of the world already knows about the sad, funny, and absolutely beautiful book and movie, Wonder. Wonder is a book and movie about a boy called August Auggie Pullman who was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a regular school. In a place where bullying among people, especially young ones, is a common thing, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. Every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage that is friendship.
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Wonder is the story of a year-old boy named August Auggie Pullman, who was born with craniofacial differences. With its contemporary storyline and quiet focus on empathy and accepting differences, Wonder was a far cry from the dystopian blockbusters of the era. An author allowing others to adapt her story to screen takes a kind of courage and strength as well. Palacio counts herself lucky: she felt early on in the adaptation process that Wonder was in the hands of the right filmmakers. Chbosky, who wrote and directed the film adaptation of his own YA novel, vividly recalls the first time he read Wonder , in spring , shortly after his son was born.