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Freshmen Praise ‘Wonder’

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Freshmen and student leadership students watched Wonder on their field trip this Tuesday. (Photo by: Wonder - Official Movie Site)

Freshmen and student leadership students watched Wonder on their field trip this Tuesday. (Photo by: Wonder - Official Movie Site)

Freshmen and student leadership students watched Wonder on their field trip this Tuesday. (Photo by: Wonder - Official Movie Site)

Kayla Ralph, Junior Reporter

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Wonder, the drama film based on the New York Times bestselling novel, recently took the freshman and student leadership students on a heartwarming journey into the inside life of a boy who suffers from craniofacial disorder, a birth defect that affects the growth patterns of the face and skull.

On their field trip Tuesday, students watched the film that surrounds a fifth grade boy, Auggie Pullman, who is portrayed by young actor Jacob Tremblay. Due to Auggie’s facial differences and the various surgeries he has undergone, he has been homeschooled all his life and protected from mainstream school systems.

As the new school year approaches, Auggie and his parents, portrayed by Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts, make the decision to enroll Auggie in Beecher Preparatory School. Although Auggie is enthusiastic about the opportunity to go to a real school, he is accustomed to the strange looks he receives from strangers. Most kids give impolite looks or even refer to Auggie as a “monster” or “Freddy Krueger.”

Despite the disrespect he receives from most of the student body at Beecher Prep, Auggie never lets their comments get him down. With the support of his parents and sister, Via, and a few close friends, Auggie rises above and becomes an inspiration to everyone around him by encouraging others to “choose kind.” Auggie finally accepts that although he is not an ordinary fifth grader, he is extraordinary and that’s all that really matters.

Overall, Wonder was a touching film that had students buzzing the entire day. The story was represented extremely well and did the award winning novel justice.

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Freshmen Praise ‘Wonder’