R. J. Palacio

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Wonder: August: School Pictures Summary & Analysis

At the end of the month, Mom allows August to not have his school photo taken. However, August isn't able to get out of being part of the class picture. The photographer looks shocked when he sees August, and August doesn't smile for the photo.
By not forcing the school picture issue, Mom shows August that she's still someone that he can trust and rely on to protect him, even if she does insist he go to school in the first place.
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