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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.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 14, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375969020
ISBN-13: 9780375869020
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  • sweetcheese
    sweetcheeseTuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm55 stars
    This is a great book! It talks about bullies, appearence, and many other things. It talks about how you need to be kind to others and treat them how you want to be treated. I think that everyone should read this book
    • bookworms4ever
      bookworms4everWednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:41 am55 stars
      This is awesome! Wonder is super moving and inspirational. I think you should read it! 😁👌
      • Anniebannanie5Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 9:25 am
        I love this book, I wouldn't stop reading it this book also tells me that you you have to stand up for yourself!
        • AndieiSaturday, September 5, 2020 at 5:52 am
          Best book ever
          • penguin777
            penguin777Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:08 am55 stars
            Best book ever
            • magicalmythical
              magicalmythicalSaturday, August 29, 2020 at 4:17 pm55 stars
              This is my top ten favorite book!
              • ranchergirl8
                ranchergirl8Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:53 am55 stars
                This book is AMAZING!! I have read it more than 10 times!!
                • palaila09
                  palaila09Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm55 stars
                  I have only read 3 times but great job
                  • cutiepie147
                    cutiepie147Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:22 am
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                  • hiFriday, August 28, 2020 at 6:20 am
                    great book
                    • angie104
                      angie104Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2:57 pm44 stars
                      I love this book! It teaches you to never judge a book by it's cover and it has a lot of drama.
                      • messiactualface
                        messiactualfaceThursday, August 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm
                        i havent readt it but i wannna read it