Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Amos is one of the bigger boys in August's grade. Though he initially aligns himself with Julian and bullies August, he's also one of the first boys to actively stand up to Julian. At the class camping trip, Amos leads August's rescue from seventh-grade bullies from another school and even punches a boy named Eddie. When August cries afterwards, Amos proves himself kind and sensitive when he holds August and lets him cry.

Amos Quotes in Wonder

The Wonder quotes below are all either spoken by Amos or refer to Amos. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Knopf edition of Wonder published in 2012.
August: Home (2) Quotes

"There are always going to be jerks in the world, Auggie," she said, looking at me. "But I really believe, and Daddy really believes, that there are more good people on this earth than bad people, and the good people watch out for each other and take care of each other. Just like Jack was there for you. And Amos. And those other kids."

Related Characters: Mom (speaker), Dad, Jack Will, Amos, Eddie
Page Number: 279
Explanation and Analysis:
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Amos Character Timeline in Wonder

The timeline below shows where the character Amos appears in Wonder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
August: Home
Jack: Back From Winter Break
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
When Jack returns to school in January, all the boys ignore him. Even kids like Amos and Tristan are short with him, and Jack realizes he has some form of the... (full context)
August: The Auggie Doll
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
...but Savanna's group are neutral, but by March, people start to get sick of it. Amos even stops Julian from pouring pencil shavings into Jack's backpack. Finally, Julian starts spreading rumors... (full context)
August: The Woods Are Alive
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...wades into the dark trees, August in tow. They forgot their flashlights but soon notice Amos, Henry, and Miles in the woods as well. August reasons that they didn't want to... (full context)
August: Alien
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
Suddenly, August hears Amos, Miles, and Henry come up behind them and ask what's going on. Amos calmly says... (full context)
August: Voices in the Dark
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
After what seems like forever, a voice yells that they lost the bullies. Amos, Jack, Henry, Miles, and August find each other in the dark, and August realizes that... (full context)
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
Amos, Miles, and Henry congratulate August on his bravery. August starts to become aware that his... (full context)
August: The Emperor's Guard
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
August, Jack, Amos, Miles, and Henry look for the hearing aids for ten minutes, but they have no... (full context)
August: Sleep
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Amos, Miles, and Henry told their friends what happened and the story spread, all the way... (full context)
August: The Shift
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...has gotten far more fantastical than the truth. For August, the best part is that Amos, Henry, and Miles treat him like he's one of them. Julian's popularity suffers because he... (full context)
August: Ducks
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...as well. August says that what happened on the camping trip wasn't all bad, as Amos, Henry, and Miles stood up for him. Mr. Tushman admits he knows about all the... (full context)
August: Home (2)
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...about how big the seventh graders were. He also tells Mom about how Jack and Amos stood up for him. (full context)
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...jerks, but she and Dad believe that there are more good people like Jack and Amos around than jerks, and the good people look out for each other. (full context)