Why does Auggie ask his mom to get him new luggage before the fifth-grade retreat? How does this relate to other ways in which he's changing?
To prepare for the trip, Auggie asks his mom to get him a new rolling duffel bag, because he no longer wants to use his Star Wars bad that he's been using for years. He explains that he's trying to avoid being "known for" (252) his Star Wars obsession. This request is actually emblematic of a larger shift that's happening in Auggie's life.
As is obvious throughout Wonder, Auggie is obsessed with Star Wars, but over the course of the novel, he begins to internalize that obsession more, as an important part of himself, but not...
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