The opening of Via’s section of ‘Wonder’ has a quote from David Bowie’s song ‘Space Oddity’. This song ties in nicely with the ‘Star Wars’ motif that we have seen in Auggie’s own section. The line that is referenced is ‘Far above the world, Planet Earth is blue, And there’s nothing I can do’. Why do you think these words are relevant to Via?
As we are about to start into ‘Wonder’, it might be worthwhile looking at this interview with the author, RJ Palacio. It will give you some insight into why she wrote the book and what kind of response she has had to it.
When you have watched this interview, write a comment below explaining the phrase ‘Never judge a book by its cover’.
English classes at Franciscan College, Gormanston, Co. Meath