Wonder

Part 8: Auggie

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Chapter 105 ~ Be Kind to Nature

I thought of that scene in Close Encounters when the alien ship lands and they’re playing that music: duh-dah-doo-da-dunnn.



Close Encounters of the Third Kind (6/8) Movie CLIP - Communicating with the Mothership (1977)

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Chapter 107 ~ Alien

I didn’t know we were watching Lord of the Rings tonight!” he said. “Look, guys, it’s Gollum!” This made his friends hysterical.



Gollum

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Chapter 107 ~ Alien

“No man, it’s Alien!” said one of the other kids.
TOO SCARY TO SHOW

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Chapter 115 ~ Ducks

“Why did you choose to represent yourself as a duck?”
“What do you mean?” I answered. “That was the assignment.”
“Yes, but why a duck?” he said. “Is it safe to assume that it was because of the story of the … um, the duckling that turns into a swan?



The Ugly Duckling ~ Disney

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Chapter 117 ~ The Drop-Off

He was smiling, looking at me and nodding. “But I’m the luckiest guy on the Lower East Side, ’cause I got wheels, and you want to go for a ride.”
“Look at you, Auggie!” he said, smiling from ear to ear.



The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side by The Magnetic Fields



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Chapter 118 Take your Seats, Everyone

“Light and Day”: Middle-School Choir



Light and Day by the Polyphonic Spree

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Chapter 118 ~ Take your Seats, Everyone

Pachelbel: “Canon in D”: Middle-School Chamber Music Ensemble



Canon in D

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Chapter 118 ~ Take your Seats, Everyone




Queen - Under Pressure

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Chapter 121~ Floating

It was like that last scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope when Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca are being applauded for destroying the Death Star. I could almost hear the Star Wars theme music playing in my head as I stood on the stage.



Star Wars IV: A New Hope - Final Scene (The Throne Room)

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