Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Miles Character Analysis

Miles is a hulking boy who begins the school year as one of Julian's sidekicks. He bullies August or is complicit in Julian's bullying until the class camping trip, which Julian doesn't attend. There, Miles assists Henry and Amos in rescuing August from seventh-grade bullies from another school. He accepts August as a friend after that.
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Miles Character Timeline in Wonder

The timeline below shows where the character Miles appears in Wonder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
August: The Bleeding Scream
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...is very realistic. Julian is deep in conversation with two mummies that August figures are Miles and Henry. They're all looking like they're waiting for August to arrive as Boba Fett. (full context)
Summer: The Halloween Party
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...to August. Savanna leads her to the basement, where Summer learns that Ximena is dating Miles, and Ellie also has a boyfriend, even though she's just as flat as Summer is.... (full context)
Jack: Private School
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...or working two jobs. One day after Thanksgiving, Jack hangs out with Julian, Henry, and Miles at recess. Julian, whose family is wealthy, complains about having to go to Paris for... (full context)
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...insists a kid broke their neck there. Julian says it's an Indian burial ground, and Miles mentions that he left his old sled there and a hobo apparently took it. Julian... (full context)
Justin: The Bus Stop
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...gets back to the bus stop and explains that the kids were Julian, Henry, and Miles. He says they don't tease him during school but explains that there's a war going... (full context)
August: The Auggie Doll
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...mean. They make up a character named Beulah and leave love notes from her. Julian, Miles, and Henry also do things like steal Jack's gym shorts. (full context)
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...backpack. Finally, Julian starts spreading rumors that Jack hired a hit man to "get" him, Miles, and Henry. Nobody believes him and they even start making fun of him. By the... (full context)
August: The Woods Are Alive
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...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 wait in line... (full context)
August: Alien
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Suddenly, August hears Amos, Miles, and Henry come up behind them and ask what's going on. Amos calmly says that... (full context)
August: Voices in the Dark
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...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 Henry had been... (full context)
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Amos, Miles, and Henry congratulate August on his bravery. August starts to become aware that his elbow... (full context)
August: The Emperor's Guard
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August, Jack, Amos, Miles, and Henry look for the hearing aids for ten minutes, but they have no luck.... (full context)
August: Sleep
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Amos, Miles, and Henry told their friends what happened and the story spread, all the way to... (full context)
August: The Shift
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...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 wasn't there, and... (full context)
August: Ducks
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...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 Julian stuff and... (full context)