Friday, May 10, 2013

Discussion Questions



Via says, "August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the sun."

What does she mean? Why is Auggie the one in the middle? Why is everyone else moving around him?

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  2. å˜∂´µ¥´®ß(Andre Myers)
    What I think what via mean about"August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the sun." is that Augie is that he is like the center of attention or also like with all of his surgeries he knows that people stare, laugh, giggle, or even just be rude to him.And i am in the middle of the book and via is the sis and she said''I see Augie two ways, first like my brother and the other one with all the surgeries.'' But also what i think what that means is that her family is orbiting around the sun, like the family is not laughing at Augie for how he looks there also not staring at him.

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  3. When Via says, "August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the sun." I think she means that Auggie is the one who needs to be the sun, he needs special treatment. I think that Auggie is the one in the middle because he deserves to be, he has his friends and family orbit around him like planets because he is everything to them and they wouldn't be the same without him like planets wouldn't be the same without the sun. They would just be cold lifeless rocks. They orbit around him because he is what keeps them together. He is what makes them the happy, grateful people they are now today. For example, in the book from Via's P.O.V she says that she always sticks up for her little brother and she is very protective of him. She doesn't like people who talk behind him and make fun of him and if she caught anybody doing that she would go bazerk.

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  4. Mykalla Rall - I think this means that August is the center or attention in their family. I think this because his family and friends helps him because he needs more help from family. I think the reason everyone else is orbiting around him is because people need to make sure he is alright. For example in the book, Auggies mom takes him everywhere because she couldn't trust anyone to babysit him. I think everyone orbits around him because they all know what he has gone through.

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  5. I think when Via said "August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the sun." I think this because the sun is the heart of our Galaxy and without the sun there wouldn't be any life.So in this case without Auggie the family would have no life.For example When Via said "they do everything to protect him and she is used to all the attention" it doesn't bother her.Just like in capture the flag if you want one person to be safe, them take care of them and guard them safely

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  7. I think she means that August is the center of attention. He comes first. I think this because in the book she says she can't go to the mall because has a doctors appoment. Her dad can't help her with her homework because he helping August with something.

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  9. Eli- I think when Via said "August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the sun" she meant Auggust is the most important. She is saying that everything revolves around Auggie and he comes first then her and the parents and then friends. I think that shes okay with it most of the time but some times she feels a little neglected. I could see how she would feel like that because sometimes she is having trouble to but everyone thinks Auggie has it way worst and they help him. Obviously Via has nothing related to Auggie like all those problems with her face but she does have problems. She has stuff to worry about like school and all the work she must do. She has gotten use to it but doesn't necessarily like it.

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  10. What Via means is that August is the sun and all the other planets are orbiting around. You can't go out of orbit with a sun, but when the Sun is gone all life is gone as well. So in comparison to Via's family, Auggie is the sun and everyone else are planets. If August's lights go out all other planets go out as well. August is the center of everything. The light, the warmth, and the life.

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  11. I think when Via said that line, she said Auggie is the sun because he is kind of the center of attention. He has very special needs and everyone in their family kind of revolves around what Auggie needs.

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  12. I think Via means that August is the center of the world for their family. Every solar system needs a sun and in this situation August is the sun. You can also say everyone needs to put their full attention on Auggie. He lives with people 'orbiting' around him. To put this easily you can just say Auggie is the 'center of attention'.

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  13. Brandon CampbellMay 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I think it means that Auggie is the center of attention of everything. Not only at home but everywhere! Especially school... He always comes first or he gets made fun of first. Also they make sure he is always ok/if he needs to be talked to or if he needs special treatment. And since he has been through a lot, he is the center of attention which compares to the sun.

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  14. I think what Via or Olivia is talking about is. That August is the center of attention. He needs help more then anybody. And because of that. His Mom, Dad and Via are planets because they take the most care of August. And then family and friends are asteroids or moons. They acknowledge his facial defect and don't laugh or make jokes. And sometimes they care for August. Which makes them a asteroid or moon. But his Mom,Dad and Via takes the MOST care out of August which makes them bigger and more important.

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  15. ÇØ∫¥ ∑ˆ¬∂´® (Coby WilderMay 13, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    I think that it means that since August has a facial defect everybody orbits around him. They try to help him and he is the center of attention there by making the connection that he is the sun.

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  16. She means that he is the one that gets all the attention because he is the biggest of their worries because he has 'Treacher Collins' which is like a cleft palate. Also since he is sort of 'Deformed' they have to watch out for people calling him names.Lastly August needs so many surgeries that they need to make so many appointments for his face.

    ~~Justin C~~

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  17. I think that it means that August is the sun and he is the center of attention.I also think that it means that Via and all of her family are very protective of him and they all center around august.

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  18. -Logan
    Via says, "August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the sun. The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the sun.Everything is revolving around Auggie's actions. She is Mercury the second planet orbiting the sun.She learns that she shouldn't complain because Auggie has it worse.

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