Wonder Book Trailer Review
This moment in the book trailer really stood out as incredibly powerful imagery. Auggie talks about how other kids stare at him, but in this shot when we see him walking down the street, there is an adult woman on the left who stares along with her children. In the trailer, Auggie doesn’t call this out, but as the viewer, we see it clearly.
The book trailer’s camera angle is shot from Auggie’s height, further reinforcing his perspective to the audience. We also never see the actor’s face. This ties the book trailer to the official description of the “Wonder” where Auggie says, “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”
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How likely am I to read this book based on the trailer?
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.