Study Guide

Wonder Characters

By R.J. Palacio

August Pullman

What I wanted was to go to school, but only if I could be like every other kid going to school....

Olivia "Via" Pullman

The epigraph for part two of Wonder, narrated by Auggie's big sister Via, is from David Bowie's...

Jack Will

It's hard to beat the author for analysis of one of her own characters. So let's start with Ms....

Summer Dawson

We know there's no steamy romance with Summer (this book is about fifth graders, after all), but...

Miranda

Miranda is a tricky character. Via's former BFF, she's suddenly changed a lot (hey there, hot...

Justin

Hey, Justin—what's your beef with the shift key? Would it hurt you to press it from time to...

Julian

August and Via sum Julian up pretty neatly in the following brief exchange:"Okay, so is he the...

Isabel and Nate Pullman

Isabel and Nate Pullman—a.k.a. Auggie and Via's mom and dad—aren't deeply drawn...

Amos, Miles, Henry

These boys start out as Julian's friends. Julian is a popular kid and they're his posse, his...

Charlotte, Savanna

Charlotte's nice. That's about all we know. She takes no risks on anyone's behalf, thank you very...

Mr. Tushman

Mr. Tushman, the principal of Beecher Middle School, appears at certain key points in the story,...

Mr. Browne

Mr. Browne is probably one of those teachers that people remember forever. English class is...

Mrs. Albans (Julian's Mom)

We don't know all that much about Julian's mother, Melissa Albans, but what we do know doesn't...