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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 Slate.com 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.

Paperback
Published on August 5, 2013 by Galaxy
ISBN-10: 1471350509
ISBN-13: 9781471350504
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  • Alisha wood Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    I love the book and the movie I can't believe what those kids did to him they're so mean and when he was at the Halloween day at school his friend bailed on him and he told his friends that he he follows him around all of the time but they were such fans and that his mom told him shoe stop being mean to him because he just because you're different doesn't mean you have to stop being yourself I mean you just need to be nice and don't judge people by they're face about like how they talk or have a nice to you or just judge them about their personality and not their face or their body or their skin color just be nice for a change and don't bully some people want to stop by like boys because they're really mean bullies out there imagine you are being bullied would you be mad or would you like it half of the people are the children the world say I wouldn't like it so don't do that
    • lawalex
      lawalexMonday, June 17, 2019 at 7:25 am55 stars
      This heart-warming and breaking story about a disfigured boy is sure to keep you reading. This is a story obout friendship and love. And how everyone is special in their own way.
      • iloveanimals3
        iloveanimals3Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:46 am55 stars
        I prefer the book to the film. When I last read Wonder, I felt sad and angry that Jack would talk behind someone's back in such a rude way. This book was very eventful and R.J. Palacio had great ideas.
        • KatieFriday, June 14, 2019 at 3:32 am
          If you are looking for a good summer read or you just feel like reading a book than I highly recommend Wonder. It focuses on a boy named Auggie who has a facial difference. I think that if anyone is mean or rude than this book could help them change.
          • kierabridgette
            kierabridgetteThursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm55 stars
            I think it is a good book. August is a kid born with a facial difference. The book makes you a better person and teaches a lesson. It is a good book because it is based off of a true story. Auggie was trying to be nice but people just bullied him, except for Summer she was really nice to Auggie and didn't care what he looked like. If you read this I think you will like and it is for anyone.
            • someoneThursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:56 am
              when I read what Jack said about Auggie I nearly cried
              • libesele-155992117833
                libesele-155992117833Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am55 starsFeatured
                Agust is a very good boy. This book wants to make you a better person with kids because you dont know what they been for. This is my favorate book because its based on a tre story. The worst part was that Agust was very kind to a lot of kids and they just bulie him. It is not fair that Agust was bulied. Summer is my idol because some times no mater what other people said she hanged ot with him and did not care if peole bulied her of being with a kid that has a facial difrence. If you read this book you will be as amazied as I am.
                • cyrusmilo
                  cyrusmiloMonday, June 10, 2019 at 9:59 pm55 stars
                  This was a really great book. It really made me think about how different people are and to be more accepting of others. Everyone should read it.
                  • PugMonday, June 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm
                    I've watched the movie
                    • aengman
                      aengmanMonday, June 10, 2019 at 3:27 pm55 stars
                      This was one of the best books ever ! i loved it so much ! auggie and me and 365 days of wonder was amazing to!! You need to read it to!!