Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Summary
Analysis
Miranda can't believe how big August is now as they chat about the play. Mom finds them minutes later, greets Miranda, and reprimands August for disappearing. Miranda explains that her parents weren't able to make it, and Mom and Dad invite her to join them for a celebratory dinner. August pleads and Via walks up, puts her arm around Miranda, and insists she come. Miranda feels happy for the first time in a long time.
When Miranda accepts the invitation and Via insists she come, it suggests that these two will be able to come to an understanding about the state and the future of their friendship. This shows that kindnesses like Miranda showed Via can have concrete and positive effects on people's relationships.
Themes
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
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