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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

(Wonder #1.5, 1.6, 1.7)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  28,987 ratings  ·  3,042 reviews
WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.

AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie
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Paperback, 303 pages
Published August 27th 2015 by Corgi Childrens (first published 2014)
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Elizabeth Matteson Auggie and Me is a very enjoyable and quick read. I found it every bit as good as Wonder.
Rea Dietz I liked Shingaling and the Julian Chapter best. Honestly, Pluto really disinterested me. Maybe if Christopher had been included more in the first book…moreI liked Shingaling and the Julian Chapter best. Honestly, Pluto really disinterested me. Maybe if Christopher had been included more in the first book, then it would have been more of an interesting read. (less)

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may ❀
Buddy read with my little bro!

dnf @ 50%

Try not to take the DNF as a symbol that I //didn’t// enjoying the book. It was more of just terrible planning on my little brother’s part (we had to send it back to the library ;-;).

I had read Wonder about a year ago and was greatly surprised by its impact on me. Not personally knowing or having met anyone with a similar condition, the majority of the struggles Auggie faced were very foreign to me.

Now going into this book, I had the background inform
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Starjustin
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
R.J. Palacio is the author of ‘Wonder’, a well know middle-grade book about a boy who was born with a facial disorder requiring several surgeries which still left him very much different looking from other children. He wishes to start public school and his journey begins.
Augie & Me takes a look at the individual secondary characters and there reasons for their actions in ‘Wonder’.
Not a sequel, however, a great addition that helps the reader understand their connection and importance to not only
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Kai
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
“If we spend too much time looking backward, we can’t see where we are going!”

Wonder was just amazing and I'm so so glad for those three additional chapters/stories. R. J. Palacio is a gemstone, honestly.

Julian: Ah man he was such a dick. But at least his brain did that thing were it started thinking and comprehending and understanding how wrong his actions had been. It's not a big surprise though, seeing how spoiled and arrogant his parents behave. Which is why I'm glad that his grandmother had
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Baba
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just can't get enough of this world! Three novellas covering three characters from Wonder; the first story is narrated by Justin and is a masterclass in first person thoughts and narration of a bully. It's not too harsh, and neither is it apologetic, it just provides a very well thought out rationale and background to why Justin had so much issue with Auggie; there's also some WONDER-ful scenes with one of his relatives. 9.5 out of 12

The second story Pluto follows Christoper, Auggies lifelong fr
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Sarah Dorothea
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars! ⭐️ I really loved this book. I have to say my favourite story was the one from Julian! Honestly, I would have never expected that. It really touched me profoundly. 😭



So here is what the children's novel is about: Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Ch
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Pinky
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

This book is the companion novel to Wonder. If you haven't heard about Wonder, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? SERIOUSLY! Anyway, it is a beautiful story that I believe everyone or almost everyone should read. I read it with my class two years ago and I enjoyed it so much. But if you have read Wonder, this book is small novellas of different people in Wonder and how their lives were
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Amelie
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
'Auggie & Me' is told from the perspective of three more characters. Julian the bully (The Julian Chapter), Christopher the best friend (Pluto), and Charlotte the classmate (Shingaling). The book was not as great as Wonder but that is a hard book to live up too. My favourite part was probably Julian's story because it tells us how there is good in everything.

“Sometimes it’s good to start over” - Julian

“Being friends with Auggie could be hard sometimes. I didn’t know how to tell him that being f
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Mariah Roze
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
My goal was to read all the Wonder books before going and seeing the movie!

The Julian Chapter:
I read Wonder about two years ago, so when I found out that there were short stories that went with the book I had to read them. I was very impressed by the Julian chapter. I didn't think it would be as good as it was. I loved the story his grandmother shared and how it connected to him so well.

Pluto:
This "short book" is about Christopher, who was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies unti
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James
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
After having just finished reading and having been suitably impressed with 'Wonder' - I approached this companion piece (it's not a sequel) with some trepidation. The question was whether the three stories contained here (each told from the perspective of a character from 'Wonder' a who weren't really given their 'say' in 'Wonder') really added or even detracted from the original novel?

To take each story individually:

The Julian Chapter:

Clearly the key to this story (and the other two to a lesser
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Bee
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can see why these stories weren't included in Wonder, but I'm SO glad I read them. It took me a while to get into each story, but the author has an amazing talent of making you fall in love with every character she writes. I was so invested in all of them, it's hard to pick a favourite, but if I had to choose I would probably say Charlotte's, because I think ten year-old Bee could've learned a lot from the lessons in her story. ...more
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Book #1.5 'The Julian Chapter' - 4.5 stars

“Sometimes it’s good to start over.”
- Julian

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Book #1.6 'Pluto' - 4 stars

“Being friends with Auggie could be hard sometimes.
I didn’t know how to tell him that being friends with him could be hard for me sometimes, too.”
- Christopher

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Book #1.7 'Shingaling' - 4 stars

“Every person’s story weaves in and out of someone else’s story.”
- Charlotte
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Jessica
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75
I really enjoyed this book but I don't think it is necessary to read if you have read wonder. I really loved charlottes story and I liked Julian's but I didn't really enjoy Christopher's.
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Laura
I'm going to come out with this straight away...IF you didn't enjoy Wonder then you probably shouldn't bother with this novel...IF you enjoyed Wonder and would like to know more about OTHER characters within the book then this may be the novel for you to pick up.

The author blatantly states that there isn't going to be a squeal to Wonder but instead has given us a different opportunity to go into the mind of some other characters that were featured in the book and one not that much.

So, don't go i
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Maddie
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
All of these stories did so much to give you so much background to Wonder, they're so worth a read. Charlotte was such a lovely character and getting to read about what was going on with her was a really eye-opening and relatable look at middle school friendships. Julian's story was interesting too because he isn't a bully in everyone's eyes. I liked his development, but it really made me think about how hard it must be to be a parent sometimes! Loved it! ...more
Kate Willis
I was exploring the Walmart book section for the very first time when this book caught my eye and I knew I had to buy it. I loved Wonder so much that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend a little more time with Auggie Pullman and the people that fill his world.

Since this is a collection of three short stories or supplemental chapters to Wonder, the plot isn’t as tight or compelling, but it is still definitely worth the read.

The Julian Chapter (three stars)
Julian is the main instigator o
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Rachel :)
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Swoosh.
"God bless America"
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Jabiz Raisdana
I was nearly crying the whole time I read this out loud to my kids. This books picks up right where Wonder leaves off, but this time the plot revolves around the complex and tender lives of the other characters in this beautifully crafted universe of characters.

We see how challenging growing up can be. Through the eyes of Julian, Christopher and Charlotte we are reminded to be kind and that friendships and families and school can be hard, but we all make it through somehow.

If you read and love
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Astrid Lim
This is a companion book (consisted of 3 stories) from Wonder - and it's still totally inspiring, beautiful and mesmerizing. We have a chance to see the different point of views from 3 people whose lives intersected with Auggie. There's Julian, the bully, Christopher, the old friend, and Charlotte, the goody two shoes.

While Auggie struggled with his problems and issues in Wonder, these three people also had many things to deal with. Including Julian! Like Palacio said, she didn't try to justify
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Asha
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don’t just be nice. Choose kind.
Evan Quade
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You may think this is a sequel, or just some extras to add in the Wonder universe. But R.J. Palacio was very clear she will not write a sequel whatsoever. In Auggie & Me, we get three new POV's from three characters from Wonder surrounding the story of August Pullman and what their inside thoughts have said.

It is, once again, very emotional, so powerful, it gives us the reminder to choose kindness, and that's what it was all about, the influence of Choose Kind movement. The three novellas were a
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Lauren
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good book from different perspectives of main characters throughout Auggie's story. It gives others points of view as to how others were feeling as new friends, and fellow students of Auggie. ...more
Lisa
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
It wasn't a great as Wonder but it's pretty close. I loved reading these stories. Even though Auggie doesn't appear often (or at all) it's great to get to know some of the Wonder characters more. It shows that everybody lives completely different lives. ...more
Rizal
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Alaina
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was so cute!

Auggie and Me had such sweet little novellas! After reading all about Auggie, and then watching him, I was really excited by the novellas for this series. I'm not going to lie, I was hesitant to read about other people but since they were short books I was going to dive into them no matter what.

First off, I loved Julian's part! It was perfectly cute and such a fun one to read. Plus his grandmother was beyond adorable and I wanted more of that and them. Then there's Christopher,
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Aadivah
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
The Julian Chapter
Julian was the only unredeemed character left at the end of Wonder. While he was not the only bully in the situation, he definitely initiated most of the mean stuff done to Auggie. He came up with a game called 'The Plague' in which anyone who comes into physical contact with Auggie has to wash their hands quickly or else they die. He talked about Auggie and made gestures behind his back, sometimes even to his face. He even wrote mean notes and left them in Auggie and Jac
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Lexy
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was good
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
I think I enjoyed AUGGIE & ME more than I did the original WONDER. In this companion book R.J. Palacio explores three minor characters from WONDER, Christopher, Auggie’s childhood friend, Julian the bully and Charlotte, the nice-enough girl who didn’t like the teasing, but never stepped up.

Nothing about Julian is likable or sympathetic and after meeting his parents, readers know why. He doesn’t feel badly for bullying Auggie and sees himself as a victim, until his grandmother shares a story abou
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Sanya Sajin
This book has easily made its way into my favorites. It's not like its very thrilling, got lots of suspense or twists. It's just a very heartwarming book, that I found easy to relate too. R. J. Palacio writes about middle school friendships so accurately, its hard for me to sometimes believe that she's an adult, and not a kid like me who goes to school!
The stories she wrote in this book about friendship, self- discovery and valuing the things you have just.... touched my heart.
I just can't find
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Marie the Librarian
These stories are really wonderful! I loved them all and how we get to know a little bit more about the kids around Auggie. Every story moved me. These kids are precious and I love this book and Palacio's writing!! ...more
Spriya
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
A gorgeous retelling of Wonder from three side characters- all about friendship- and I enjoyed all three.
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R.J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the pe ...more

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