Shingaling (Wonder #1.7)
Almost 2 million people have read the  New York Times  bestseller  Wonder and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman. Readers have also been given a special look at another side of his story with  The Julian Chapter and a peek at his life before Beecher Prep in  Pluto. In this third Wonder Story, they’ll get to see his first year of school and what follows in the beginning of the next year through the perspective of reader-favorite Charlotte.

Shingaling (Wonder #1.7) Details

TitleShingaling (Wonder #1.7)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 12th, 2015
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780553499100
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fiction, Contemporary, Short Stories

Shingaling (Wonder #1.7) Review

  • Carmen de la Rosa
    January 1, 1970
    Con Charlotte tiene la palabra culminan las historias derivadas de La Lección de August, aunque curiosamente esta es la historia donde menos tiene que ver con August. Aunque la historia es básicamente sobre la vida social de Charlotte en 5to grado, he soltado varias lagrimas en algunas paginas. Los relatos de Christopher y Charlotte nos hablan de la verdadera amistad.Me hubiera encantado saber si en el futuro la amistad de Charlotte, Ximena y Summer continua. Se puede leer como libro independien Con Charlotte tiene la palabra culminan las historias derivadas de La Lección de August, aunque curiosamente esta es la historia donde menos tiene que ver con August. Aunque la historia es básicamente sobre la vida social de Charlotte en 5to grado, he soltado varias lagrimas en algunas paginas. Los relatos de Christopher y Charlotte nos hablan de la verdadera amistad.Me hubiera encantado saber si en el futuro la amistad de Charlotte, Ximena y Summer continua. Se puede leer como libro independiente, aunque si quieren leer La lección de August no recomiendo que se empiece por este libro, contiene spoilers de Wonder. Una lectura rápida, buena y amena. Me gusto que con esta historia terminaran los libros derivados en la Lección de August.
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  • Stephanie Anze
    January 1, 1970
    "I mean, I've been nice to Auggie," I (Charlotte) said, "but Summer was kind. That's like nice to the tenth power or something. Do you know what I mean?"Charlotte is part of the group asked to welcome August into Beecher Prep. A standout student in fifth grade, Charlotte wants to be nice but also to remain neutral, not to attract any type of attention to herself. Its not an easy task as anything from choosing where to sit at lunch to whom she speaks to can alter the delicate social balance. The "I mean, I've been nice to Auggie," I (Charlotte) said, "but Summer was kind. That's like nice to the tenth power or something. Do you know what I mean?"Charlotte is part of the group asked to welcome August into Beecher Prep. A standout student in fifth grade, Charlotte wants to be nice but also to remain neutral, not to attract any type of attention to herself. Its not an easy task as anything from choosing where to sit at lunch to whom she speaks to can alter the delicate social balance. The final installment in the Wonder series, 'Shingaling' takes the reader back to Beecher Prep, to the difficult-to-navigate hallways and lunchroom of middle school. The focus of this novella is Charlotte, one of the kids asked to show Auggie around the school before class begins. While she is nice, she is nice enough. Charlotte strongly disapproves of the way Julian and the rest of the boys and girls of fifth grade treat Auggie and Jack but she does not dare to step up or say anything. See, she still wants the popular kids to like her, so she remains neutral. It would be easy to judge her but it would also be unfair because at some point or another we all have behaved that way. Charlotte does learn at the end though, that being kind is important. She learns from Summer, another girl in her grade who chose to sit with Auggie at lunch and be his friend. I truly hope that there are a lot of Summers out there right now, we need them. That is the common thread with all the 'Wonder' books, to be kind. I will say that out of all the books in the series, this was my least favorite but I am glad I read it. I believe the Wonder movie is coming out soon and I will be there watching (and probably crying too).
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  • Tiffy_Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Another beautifully written Wonder short story.
  • Mariah
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third Wonder "short" Story. The book was about Auggie's first year of school and what follows in the beginning of the next year through the perspective of reader-favorite Charlotte. This book barely circled and talked about Auggie (the book Wonder's main character). This book was truly about Charlotte and what was going on in her life.My goal was to read all the Wonder books before going and seeing the movie!
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  • Ricardo
    January 1, 1970
    4 / 5Aunque este relato se aparta mucho de la historia central de August, la autora nos expone nuevamente lo que significa la verdadera amistad. R.J. Palacio es una maestra en este aspecto.Reseña: http://www.eternamenteentiniebla.com/...
  • Cristina•●♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥●•
    January 1, 1970
    “Have no friends not equal to yourself!”- Mr. Browne* * * “Just like I had managed to stay neutral in a war among the boys, I wanted to stay neutral in what might have turned into a war among the girls.”- Charlotte* * * “Every person’s story weaves in and out of someone else’s story.”- Charlotte* * * “Some friendships are like that. Maybe even the best friendships are like that. The connections are always there. They’re just invisible to the eye.”- Charlotte* * * “Being nice is the first step to “Have no friends not equal to yourself!”- Mr. Browne* * * “Just like I had managed to stay neutral in a war among the boys, I wanted to stay neutral in what might have turned into a war among the girls.”- Charlotte* * * “Every person’s story weaves in and out of someone else’s story.”- Charlotte* * * “Some friendships are like that. Maybe even the best friendships are like that. The connections are always there. They’re just invisible to the eye.”- Charlotte* * * “Being nice is the first step toward being kind. It’s a pretty awesome start.”- Mr. Browne* * * “My hope is, as we start sixth grade, as we get older and wiser, that we all learn to trust each other enough so that we can truly be ourselves, and accept each other for who we really are.”- Ximena
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  • Ryk Stanton
    January 1, 1970
    Completely irrelevant to the Wonder story. I'm disappointed.Charlotte is one of the three kids who is asked to show Auggie around the school when he goes to visit the campus before the school year begins. She is polite and helpful but then just sort of fades away as the book goes on. She's not a friend, not an enemy ... just a nice kid who helped out when the principal asked her to.Nothing that happens to Charlotte is relevant to the action of the novel in more than a superficial way. She knows Completely irrelevant to the Wonder story. I'm disappointed.Charlotte is one of the three kids who is asked to show Auggie around the school when he goes to visit the campus before the school year begins. She is polite and helpful but then just sort of fades away as the book goes on. She's not a friend, not an enemy ... just a nice kid who helped out when the principal asked her to.Nothing that happens to Charlotte is relevant to the action of the novel in more than a superficial way. She knows about the Plague and the boy war and everything, but she is more focused on a dance she is learning with two other students. This is the story of their friendship, and -- there just is no power here. Yeah, I love Wonder too. But if this - Shingaling - if this were a short story on its own, would it stand up? No.I respect Palacio's worldbuilding and multiple perspectives, but she can't go on and tell everybody's story for that year. The only remaining story I want to hear is Mr. Browne's -- that would be a great tale, to see how this inspirational teacher dealt with this situation through the year, how he modified his lessons to incorporate more Auggie and to teach the kids tolerance, how he selected his precepts. I doubt I'll buy any more of these peripheries unless she writes one for that teacher - and I sincerely hope she does.
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  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    This story takes place from the viewpoint of Charlotte, one of the Beecher prep students. I felt like this story started off pretty slow and was mostly just repeating the same occurrences we have already read, especially if you have read Wonder, The Julian Chapter, and Pluto. So I was pretty bored with it at first. However it did get better and later on we start to see more about Charlotte and we find out even more about the Beecher Prep students such as Ximena, Maya, Summer, and Ellie. So I did This story takes place from the viewpoint of Charlotte, one of the Beecher prep students. I felt like this story started off pretty slow and was mostly just repeating the same occurrences we have already read, especially if you have read Wonder, The Julian Chapter, and Pluto. So I was pretty bored with it at first. However it did get better and later on we start to see more about Charlotte and we find out even more about the Beecher Prep students such as Ximena, Maya, Summer, and Ellie. So I did end up kind of enjoying it. That being said, I really wish RJ Palacio would stop milking the Wonder cow and write something new, because I feel like this is about to turn into a Babysitters Club series where you just read over and over again about the characters of a certain town or in this case school. Pleas give us something new to read!!
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  • Toph
    January 1, 1970
    Even though Auggie didn't show up much in this, I loved this Wonder story! It's a close second to the Julian chapter. I felt like I could relate to Charlotte so, so much-the group dynamic between her, Ximena, and Summer (a friendship that becomes hidden the moment they enter their social groups at school), her obsession with the homeless man, her constantly fluctuating feelings. Even though she's an elementary schooler, some of her experiences mirrored mine in high school so closely that it was Even though Auggie didn't show up much in this, I loved this Wonder story! It's a close second to the Julian chapter. I felt like I could relate to Charlotte so, so much-the group dynamic between her, Ximena, and Summer (a friendship that becomes hidden the moment they enter their social groups at school), her obsession with the homeless man, her constantly fluctuating feelings. Even though she's an elementary schooler, some of her experiences mirrored mine in high school so closely that it was scary. Palacio needs to write another book about middle school/elementary life; we all know how rare good ones are these days. I especially appreciate how she didn't paint the "mean" girls as some 1D rich brats with CEO daddies. But still only a 4.5 because I felt like the comparison between Charlotte's treatment of the homeless man and her later treatment of Auggie was too overt.
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  • Mafi
    January 1, 1970
    Durante a leitura do conto, fui ao cinema ver a adaptação do livro e foi engraçado ter uma cara para a Charlotte! Este conto já é um pouco maior, já é mesmo uma ''novella'' mas lê-se muito bem também, adorei o mistério em volta do Gordy Johnsson.
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  • Vlad
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this one the most out of all the short stories/novellas. It's just so cute to see Charlotte's evolution throughout the year, how she started from being the nice-girl wannabe to being an actual nice, kind, considerate friend to everyone. However, I'm so sad I'm done. Looking forward to future novellas like this one.
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  • Aya Hamza
    January 1, 1970
    This was disappointing.I didn't enjoy the story at all. I didn't care about these characters' life-styles.The 2 stars are for Summer and Charlotte whom I loved in the original Wonder story.
  • Annie♡
    January 1, 1970
    Yup, llegó a mí en el momento indicado. Porque necesitaba una lectura rápida, ligera... Y qué mejor que entrar en el mundo de Wonder. ❤
  • G
    January 1, 1970
    There are some actions or ideas that are needed to be contemplated first before doing, but being kind isn't one of those. Just a fine amount of goodness to make one's day fancy! On the side note, I am hoping that R.J. Palacio will soon come up with a fresh concept apart from narrating the stories of the characters from Wonder.
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  • Dany
    January 1, 1970
    "It's not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend."Charlotte is barely mentioned a few times in Wonder's story, but I knew there was more to say about her. In "Shingaling", we learn how Charlotte experienced Auggie's arrival, how the first year of middle school went for her and we realise she is also friends with the lovely Summer, so she also appears a lot in this nice short book.Four stars!
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    The difference between nice & kind.
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    This was my absolute favorite section in Auggie and Me! In Wonder, Auggie is fighting battles against bullying and never had time to show other big battles people were fighting in their lives. But in “Shingaling” you see that Charlotte is fighting her own battle for a social group and for friends at school. You would have never thought Wonder and Shingaling happened at the same time; it’s almost like a separate book by itself (other than the characters and “boy war”). I thought this book was ver This was my absolute favorite section in Auggie and Me! In Wonder, Auggie is fighting battles against bullying and never had time to show other big battles people were fighting in their lives. But in “Shingaling” you see that Charlotte is fighting her own battle for a social group and for friends at school. You would have never thought Wonder and Shingaling happened at the same time; it’s almost like a separate book by itself (other than the characters and “boy war”). I thought this book was very touching and mainly something that a lot of people could relate to.
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  • Danny Phanton
    January 1, 1970
    Ser amable es el primer paso para ser bueno.Bueno, bueno, pues la verdad es que el libro es bastante entretenido y se lee en nada, como todos los de R.J. pero como dije en el de Julian, igual y ese era un poco necesario en la historia y conocer más del chico que molestaba a August y todo, pero en este libro de Charlotte creo que no aporta nada, de verdad, nada a la historia, podría ser un libro completamente diferente hablando de Charlotte y listo, no tiene casi nada que ver con La lección de Au Ser amable es el primer paso para ser bueno.Bueno, bueno, pues la verdad es que el libro es bastante entretenido y se lee en nada, como todos los de R.J. pero como dije en el de Julian, igual y ese era un poco necesario en la historia y conocer más del chico que molestaba a August y todo, pero en este libro de Charlotte creo que no aporta nada, de verdad, nada a la historia, podría ser un libro completamente diferente hablando de Charlotte y listo, no tiene casi nada que ver con La lección de August, se le menciona unas cuantas veces y ya, es más un libro sobre Charlotte lejos de August, me gustó, si, pero creo que es un libro innecesario, en fin, se los recomiendo si son fans de La lección de August, tendrán un momento agradable leyéndolo.
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  • Mimi
    January 1, 1970
    In "Wonder", "The Julian Chapter" and "Pluto", we learn about the boys in the fifth grade, their relationships, and how they change and grow in these relationships as the school-year progresses. This book, "Shingaling" is not a story about Auggie; it is about the girls in Auggie's class. We see the clicks these girls form, their preconceived ideas about some of the other girls in the class, and how many of them learn to look beyond those preconceived ideas to form new friendships or rekindle old In "Wonder", "The Julian Chapter" and "Pluto", we learn about the boys in the fifth grade, their relationships, and how they change and grow in these relationships as the school-year progresses. This book, "Shingaling" is not a story about Auggie; it is about the girls in Auggie's class. We see the clicks these girls form, their preconceived ideas about some of the other girls in the class, and how many of them learn to look beyond those preconceived ideas to form new friendships or rekindle old friendships. I was expecting this novella to be Charlotte's point of view on Auggie so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we see the forming of friendships, being nice, and being kind from the girls' POV. This was an enjoyable (and fast) read!
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  • Tudor Vlad
    January 1, 1970
    This was okay, I quite liked it, but it had way too much teenage drama for my taste. I'm glad I'm finally done with all the Wonder novellas. I planned to read them right after finishing the main book (I loved that book), but I always found myself starting some other book...
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  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    RJ Palacio has done it again! After reading this I had both my daughters 9age 9 & 10) sit down and read it as well. Wonderful story for tween girls, how to be a good friend, expectations and misperceptions of classmates. Many lessons in this quick read.
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  • Kats
    January 1, 1970
    Even though I think that Ms Palacio should consider writing an entirely new story instead of spinning off more and more stories riding on the coat tails of Wonder, I can't deny that I love returning to the familiar setting at Beecher Prep School with the various characters in Auggie's life. This is Charlotte's story; she was part of Auggie's "Welcome Committee" organised by Mr Tushman at the beginning of grade 5. Charlotte is seen by most (including this reader) as a goody two-shoes; basically a Even though I think that Ms Palacio should consider writing an entirely new story instead of spinning off more and more stories riding on the coat tails of Wonder, I can't deny that I love returning to the familiar setting at Beecher Prep School with the various characters in Auggie's life. This is Charlotte's story; she was part of Auggie's "Welcome Committee" organised by Mr Tushman at the beginning of grade 5. Charlotte is seen by most (including this reader) as a goody two-shoes; basically a plain Jane with great grades, and it's interesting to read that this is what she is most anxious about (other people's opinions about her being a bit dull and swatty). Shingaling gets you into the hearts and minds of tween girls, and at times it's a stark reminder of how conniving and cliquey girls - of any age - can be, but of course good triumphs over evil, and the overall message of Wonder " wherever you are, whenever you can, you should try to act a little kinder than is necessary" is emphasised once again. Whilst Auggie gets a few honorary mentions in Shingaling, I'd say that this short story has actually very little to do with him and his personal struggles and is all about the drama that goes on between teen/tween girls.
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  • Earl
    January 1, 1970
    You would think I'd be tired of all these Wonder novellas floating around but I'm not. Shingaling is a strong addition to the series focusing on one of Auggie's classmates, Charlotte. We get a female's perspective on things that have transpired that faithful fifth year in Beecher Prep.In hindsight, it would probably have been better to categorize these stories under Beecher Prep since everyone (including the teachers) seemed to have a fascinating backstory.A lesson that stood out to me in this o You would think I'd be tired of all these Wonder novellas floating around but I'm not. Shingaling is a strong addition to the series focusing on one of Auggie's classmates, Charlotte. We get a female's perspective on things that have transpired that faithful fifth year in Beecher Prep.In hindsight, it would probably have been better to categorize these stories under Beecher Prep since everyone (including the teachers) seemed to have a fascinating backstory.A lesson that stood out to me in this one was that it's one thing to be nice, it's another to be kind.
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  • David Yuan
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this story! Summer, my favorite character from Wonder, plays a prominent part in this story. I am an adult man, but this story allowed me to see what middle school would be like through the eyes of a young girl with all the associated drama. It's a story about friendships and how they are not always what we expect. I thought it rang true. I can't wait for my two daughters to read this story. I know they will enjoy it as well.
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  • Aryaman Bharath
    January 1, 1970
    I definitely recommend this book because although the book is in the perspective of Charlotte the setting was the same but the whole story was on the girls side of thing in Breacher Prep. One thing I like is seeing everybody's mind and reading about what they do and how they think at certain situations. Overall I recommend this book because it is a little different to the wonder story with the only similarity being the setting.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    While this short character story wasn't quite as involved or eye opening as the story about Julian, I still really love and appreciate these deeper character insights. Really helps complete the Wonder story
  • Mary Drayer
    January 1, 1970
    The Wonder series continues...I really liked Summer in the first-Wonder book- now we get to find out a little more...plus mnay others in the world of Wonder.
  • Belle Sabattin
    January 1, 1970
    Me encantan estas historias :) siempre dejan algo en el corazón y son tan cortitas y livianas que siempre es un gusto leerlas
  • Il confine dei libri
    January 1, 1970
    Buongiorno, lettori!Oggi ritorno con l’ultima delle Wonder Story: "Il libro di Charlotte" di R.J. Palacio, ultimo capitolo di questi spin-off dal punto di vista di quei ragazzini che nel romanzo non hanno avuto il giusto spazio. In questo libro ripercorriamo tutti gli eventi del primo anno delle scuole medie, però questa volta la parola passa a Charlotte, che racconterà la sua parte di storia, delle sue amiche e delle altre ragazze del loro anno. Se negli altri romanzi abbiamo visto come August Buongiorno, lettori!Oggi ritorno con l’ultima delle Wonder Story: "Il libro di Charlotte" di R.J. Palacio, ultimo capitolo di questi spin-off dal punto di vista di quei ragazzini che nel romanzo non hanno avuto il giusto spazio. In questo libro ripercorriamo tutti gli eventi del primo anno delle scuole medie, però questa volta la parola passa a Charlotte, che racconterà la sua parte di storia, delle sue amiche e delle altre ragazze del loro anno. Se negli altri romanzi abbiamo visto come August fosse una figura principale anche nelle vite degli altri ragazzi della scuola, in questo possiamo vedere come per le ragazze Auggie diventa quasi un ragazzo come un altro e come loro non siano così tanto sconvolte da lui. Charlotte è una dei tre ragazzi che erano stati chiamati per fare da tutor a Auggie per i primi giorni e, anche se lei ha continuato a vedersi principalmente con le sue vecchie e nuove amiche, è sempre stata carina e gentile nei suoi confronti.Vediamo come il primo anno di medie sia un anno particolare per tutti quanti e assisteremo allo sgretolarsi di vecchie amicizie, il formarsi di nuove, antipatie e simpatie che a volte persistono o fanno cambiare idea.Non aspettatevi una lettura come le precedenti, dove Auggie era il protagonista indiscusso, perché qui Charlotte vive la scuola con i soliti drammi di quella fase delicata che è il passaggio dall’essere bambino al diventare adolescente. La sua vita ora è incentrata sulla scuola e sulle sue amiche, sulla sua più grande passione, la danza, e tutto ciò che regola le giornate di una ragazzina di quell’età.August naturalmente è presente e vediamo come Charlotte voglia rimanere neutrale tra i vari bisticci e come sia sempre gentile con lui. Quello che più mi è piaciuto in questo libro è che ci mostra finalmente una reazione da ragazza ordinaria nei confronti di un ragazzo altrettanto normale come in fondo è Auggie. Tutte potremmo essere Charlotte: vediamo chi si comporta male e chi si comporta in modo superlativo e spesso decidiamo di rimanere semplicemente in mezzo.Consiglio la lettura per completare questa meravigliosa avventura nella realtà, in un mondo così veritiero che riesce ad insegnarci tanto su noi stessi e a come potremmo e dovremmo reagire se si presentassero determinate situazioni. A presto.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    Based on what I can see from the Goodreads reviews, I hold an unpopular opinion when I say Shingaling was my favorite Wonder short story! Perhaps I'm biased because I enjoyed reading from a girl's point of view, and it had dancing, but I really liked this one.Shingaling is Charlotte Cody's perspective on the first year of middle school at Beecher Prep. Charlotte was one of the students selected to be part of Auggie's "welcoming committee", though she doesn't really carry this out throughout the Based on what I can see from the Goodreads reviews, I hold an unpopular opinion when I say Shingaling was my favorite Wonder short story! Perhaps I'm biased because I enjoyed reading from a girl's point of view, and it had dancing, but I really liked this one.Shingaling is Charlotte Cody's perspective on the first year of middle school at Beecher Prep. Charlotte was one of the students selected to be part of Auggie's "welcoming committee", though she doesn't really carry this out throughout the school year. She's one of the kids who was nice enough, but didn't try to approach or befriend him at all.Charlotte is like a lot of middle school girls, and that's why I really liked this story. Her growth throughout the story was subtle, unlike Julian and Chris, who very obviously grew as characters during their short stories. I think this subtlety is due to the unchanging lunch tables: which sounds crazy, I know, but that felt like a hidden metaphor. It doesn't appear as though anything is changing on the surface, when in reality, Charlotte grew from a girl who cared too much about her reputation and kiiiind of wanted to be 'popular', to a true friend. I think a lot of middle school girls are have a Charlotte mindset, but they either turn out to be Savannas or... not-Savannas. What would be ideal was if everyone was a Summer, but that's not going to happen, because as Ximena says, Summer's a saint. Most people just can't be that nice. (Sorry, I realize I'm referencing a lot of names, but that's the best way to describe it). Since we can't all be like Summer, we should at least strive to be like Charlotte at the end of this story.As a warning, Charlotte's short story doesn't have anything to do with the Wonder story. There are small parts that overlap, but for the most part it's her own life (girl drama included). This might be a disappointment to some, but I was actually relieved. I don't think it's realistic to assume that Auggie's arrival at middle school touched everyone in a deep and powerful way. For most people, it was probably like Charlotte: they overcame their judgemental attitudes towards him. They treated him like another human being. That's all.I liked the "finding Gordy Johnson" subplot, I liked seeing Ximena's character in more depth, I liked learning more about Summer, and I liked Charlotte. It's a bit unrealistic that Ximena had a little brother with down syndrome (everyone in the Wonder world seems to have quirks and Special Events like this - Maya has her dots, Chris had that car accident, Julian's grandma has her childhood love story, Julian's got his nightmares, etc.) because I feel like Ximena should have treated Auggie a lot better if she had an inkling about what he was going through. But these are just nitpicky complaints.Also!! I loved the sleepover scene. Yay!This review is a very jumbled way of me saying that Shingaling is a great read for middle school girls and I really enjoyed it. Thanks to R.J. Palacio for writing another wonderful addition to this series!
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