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Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Published on August 5, 2013 by Galaxy
ISBN-10: 1471350509
ISBN-13: 9781471350504
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  • happylemon
    happylemonMonday, October 19, 2020 at 1:33 pm55 stars
    • KellyTuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:43 am
      it really takes you back powerful words
      • soccerlove16
        soccerlove16Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:06 pm
        Great movie too. d:
        • soccerlove16
          soccerlove16Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:05 pm
          So great its a very good book 5th and 6th grade reading lexile.
          • AlienFriday, October 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm
            A really good book!
            • emmynya
              emmynyaFriday, October 9, 2020 at 6:33 am
              This is great. It shows how 3 characters changed in the story. We get a closer look into Julian the bully, Charlotte, Auggie's welcome buddy, and Auggie's best friends as the all change in different ways.
              • tunasalmon
                tunasalmonFriday, October 9, 2020 at 2:42 am44 stars
                I keep on reading this book over and over. August Pullman (people usually refer to him as Auggie) is a normal kid. Well, a normal kid with a craniofacial anomaly. Basically, a weird face. He’s always been homeschooled by his mother, because, well, kids will make fun of him at real school and it’s gonna be really hard for him! But his mother decides that Auggie is a big kid now and has to go to real school. She enrolls Auggie in a school called Beecher Prep, and of course, it was really hard for him at first. Then, he meets a boy named Jack. Soon, he spends all his time with Jack, hanging out with him everywhere, and suddenly.. Jack betrays him. August wants to quit school and give up. I don’t want to spoil the rest of the story, so go read Wonder and/or go watch the amazing movie! Definitely a 4 stars from me! :D
                • OPWednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:05 am
                  THIS SO AMAZE ME
                  • kaykay15
                    kaykay15Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 8:12 am
                    i love the movie
                    • shaydawg
                      shaydawgTuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:25 am55 stars
                      This is an amazing book. I loved how the author did chapters on the main characters.

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