Maya Markowitz is a student in Wonder, and as well as in Shingaling: A Wonder Story. She attends school at Beecher Prep, where she is friends with Charlotte Cody, Rand, Megan, and Lina. She doesn't like Ximena and thinks of her as an enemy.

She is portrayed by Sasha Neuhaus in Wonder.


Maya has been close friends with Charlotte, Summer, Ellie, and Savanna when they were in elementary school. However, on 5th grade, Savanna and Ellie had stopped hanging out with her and more with the popular kids. She started making new friends with Lina, Megan, and Rand, who were all in her soccer team.

During the second semester of 5th grade, Maya started a tournament based on the Dots game. She invited her friends and other students in the middle school to compete in these games.

Maya missed Savanna and Ellie and blamed it all on Ximena Chin. What she didn't understand was that it was Ellie and Savanna's fault, not Ximena's. However she doesn't listen and gives Ellie a mean note, to force Ellie to stop hanging out with Ximena. Ximena's feelings are hurt and Summer and Charlotte comfort her. It was revealed that Ximena was a new student and didn't really know anyone until she met Savanna. Ximena had never forced Savanna and Ellie away from Maya.

Ximena later apologizes for possibly hurting Maya. Maya is surprised and accepts her apology and her friendship with Ximena.



Maya and Charlotte had known each other since lower school, along with Savanna, Ellie, and Summer. Charlotte remained on Maya's side even when their friends chose different routes. Maya is neutral about dance unlike Charlotte, but she still acknowledges Charlotte's talent. She and Charlotte enjoy playing dots and enjoy musicals.


Maya always thought that Summer was very nice to her along with everyone else. She was a little uncomfortable about Summer spending time with August, but then she later accepted Summer for what friends she wanted.


Maya originally hated Ximena Chin. She accused Ximena for taking Savanna and Ellie away from her and turning them into "pretty zombies". She even gave Ellie the mean note for how she really felt. Ximena's feelings were hurt because of the note. Charlotte and Summer helped her feel better over what Maya had done. Ximena later apologized for whatever she done wrong for Maya. Maya is surprised and happily accepts her apology.

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