Wonder Family Book Club: Discussion Questions
Wonder follows the life of ten-year-old Auggie Pullman as he navigates his first year at school. As Auggie says, getting through fifth grade is not easy, even if you’re not him.
As you read through the book with your family, we’ve got a list of questions for you to ponder and discuss.
In the opening paragraph of Wonder, Auggie explains how he knows he’s not an ordinary kid, even though he feels ordinary on the inside. Do you feel like an ordinary kid? What do you think is the definition of an ordinary kid?
Which of Mr Browne’s precepts did you like the best?
Auggie wishes every day could be Halloween so that we could get to know each other before we got to see what each other looked like. Do you think that’s a good idea? Why?
In the chapter, A Tour of the Galaxy, Via describes what her personal galaxy looks like. If you were the sun, could you describe your personal galaxy?
As we read through Wonder, I was reminded of the quote by Ian Maclaren, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” What does this quote mean to you and how could you relate it to the book?
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” What do you think of that rule? What sort of rule would you make for everyone in the world?
You can download a free pdf copy of the discussion questions to use with your family here.