I have to be honest, I’m a little afraid to see the movie, Wonder. Like so many people, I adored the book. It’s still one of my all-time favorites. But, I’m afraid I will sit in the theatre and be completely annoyed by the theatrical interpretation and not be able to enjoy the movie.
Most people I’ve talked to are excited to see it, but my bookish/writer friends are not. We think the casting is questionable and based on the previews, Auggie’s surgeries were far more successful at improving his facial abnormalities than in the book. The reactions to Auggie might not be as authentic.
At the same time, I’m happy the book was made into a movie so more people can benefit from seeing this heartfelt story. I’m still not sure if I will see the movie or not. I think I’ll wait for the reviews. If you’ve already seen it, tell me what you think. At least we don’t have to worry about spoilers.