Wonder soon to hit theaters

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The new movie Wonder based on the award winning novel, will come out on November 17th, 2017, starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson. This inspiring story tells about a boy named August Pullman who was born with a facial disorder and is entering into a mainstream school for the first time and trying to make friends.

The movie director Stephen Chbosky filmed the movie at Heritage woods secondary school (in the movie know as Beecher Prep school) in British Columbia, Canada. Chbosky actually moved the movie back from the original date, not because the movie wasn’t doing good but because it was doing excellent and moved it back because he wanted it to be even more successful.

Maggie Kensinger, an eighth grader who has read the book says, “It was a very inspiring  book and I liked that it was in different perspectives.” She first saw that there was a movie coming out on Instagram and was so excited it was real and not just a rumor, she can’t wait until it comes out.

The author of Wonder, Raquel J. Palacio never thought her book would have came so far. She never thought that she would have come from being a book cover designer for thousands of famous books, to writing her own famous book.

Palacio got the idea for writing Wonder on a trip outside of New York when her two sons saw a girl with a facial disorder called Treacher-Collins syndrome. “I panicked. I was thinking in terms of the little girl’s feelings, and I was really afraid my three-year-old would do what he did at Halloween, which was scream when he got scared. I got up from the bench, and called my older son, who was coming out of the store with chocolate shakes. The shakes went flying, and my son is going, ‘Mum, why are we leaving so quickly?’ and I heard the girl’s mum say, in the calmest voice possible, ‘OK guys, I think it’s time to go.’ It was horrible, just horrible. My heart broke for this woman and for this girl, for whom this must happen a million times each day.”

Palacio adds, “I hope that kids will come away with the idea that they are noticed: their actions are noted. Maybe not immediately or directly or even in a way that seems obvious, but if they’re mean, someone suffers. If they’re kind, someone benefits. And the choice is theirs: whether to be noticed for being kind or for being mean. They get to choose who they want to be in this world.  And it’s not their friends and not their parents who make those choices: it’s them.”