Wonder by Palacio. R.J. ( 2013 ) Paperback
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An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the mist of a close knit Catholic community in the 1850s. The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth. I admit, I’d never heard of such a thing, so I came to appreciate the author’s choosing such an obscure topic to build a fictional story around. Lib believes firmly that this child must be being secretly fed. Receiving only spoonfuls of water a day, how can she have survived for this long?
My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Chocando con las supersticiones irlandesas, que ella no entiende, y la fe estricta y firme de la familia y de la gente que peregrina. Fanatismo.Wonder is a contemporary children's novel written by R. J. Palacio,  published on 14 February 2012. Wonder was, in part, inspired by an incident where the author's son started to cry after noticing a girl with a severe facial deformity. Inspiration was also pulled from Natalie Merchant's song of the same name. Several spin-offs, including the calendar book 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts,  We're All Wonders, Auggie and Me, and White Bird have been published.  A film adaptation was released in 2017, of which a spin-off sequel/prequel film (adapting White Bird) followed in 2022. As time passes, Lib learns the dynamics of this small community, its legends and superstitions, as well as the family’s belief system which is deeply religious. Anna, in fact, is obsessed with religious passages and cards. El Prodigio" nos plantea preguntas interesantes, y Donoghue desplegó la trama a su alrededor con una muy inquietante atmósfera que aumentó la tensión, poco a poco. Muy bien planteada no sólo una historia bien pensada e interesante. Sino también los pequeños detalles de su desarrollo y el ambiente en el que te sumerge.
Find out more about the #ChooseKind movement and help your class bring the spirit of Wonder into the classroom by promoting, recognizing and celebrating acts of kindness throughout the school year.Anna surrounds herself with the comfort of holy cards and Scripture. The waft of Irish folklore and the wee people traipse in and out as Lib tries to make sense of it all. Not only is Ireland itself so foreign to Lib, but its culture, religious beliefs, and customs perplex her even more.
Spell Binding and so atmospheric, The Wonder is one of the best Irish historical novels I have read in a very long time where facts and fiction come together to create a story that gets under your skin. When Auggie was younger, he liked to wear an astronaut helmet to cover his face. "Major Tom" is a character in the David Bowie song "Space Oddity". Auggie and Miranda used to sing the song together. Some lyrics from this song are also quoted at the start of Via’s section of the book:Room’ is the only book I had read by this author before this one. I was so impressed with that novel, I put this on hold at the library, the instant it was released, but by the time it became available, after a whopping two month wait period, I’d already forgotten what the synopsis was, and my interest had waned somewhat. Lib, a nurse who worked during the war as one the ‘nightingales’ is commissioned to travel to Ireland to care for eleven year old Anna, who has not eaten for four months. Some believe she is a miracle child, while others are convinced it’s all a hoax.