Grans is Mom's mom and Via and August’s grandmother. She's from Brazil, and prior to her death several years before the start of the novel, she maintained a very close relationship with both Mom and Via. Grans often cared for Via while August underwent surgery. On one of those longer visits, Grans made it clear to Via that she's looking out for her in particular, since she recognizes that Via doesn't have the parental support she truly desires. Grans died the day before Halloween, which makes Halloween a difficult holiday for both Mom and Via.
Grans Quotes in Wonder
The Wonder quotes below are all either spoken by Grans or refer to Grans. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Knopf edition of Wonder published in 2012.).
Via: Seeing August Quotes
Grans Character Timeline in Wonder
The timeline below shows where the character Grans appears in Wonder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Via: Before August
Via: Seeing August
Via: Genetics 101
Via: October 31