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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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  • lovereading310
    lovereading310Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:50 pm55 stars
    This is a heartwarming tale about a boy, Auggie, who was different. People made fun of him. One day his mother says he will not be home schooled for 5th grade, and that made Auggie worried. The story is about him going in middle school, and getting friends along the way. ( WARNING: SPOILER AHEAD) luckily, he makes it through and it ends with him succeeding! You should really get this amazing book!
    • bethink
      bethinkWednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:55 am55 stars
      So heart warming
      • ArringtonFriday, June 19, 2020 at 7:27 am
        I think that it is fine
        • gkfann
          gkfannThursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:18 am
          very inspiring book with lots of twists and turns. shows other aspects of people in the book- notjust auggie. i recommend this book!
          • unipanda200
            unipanda200Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:48 am
            I LOVED this book. It really brings out an important lesson about how to treat people fairly no matter how they look. The character Auggie is born into Treacher Collins Syndrome a rare disease. I REALLY recommend the book!!
            • orangehamster
              orangehamsterWednesday, June 17, 2020 at 9:51 am55 stars
              I first read this book a few years ago, and I couldn't help but fall in love with it. It's such an amazing read and I would definitely recommend it. The movie is great too.
              • kotlcgirl
                kotlcgirlWednesday, June 17, 2020 at 9:48 am
                A friend of mine really liked this book,and it does seem really good. Do you guys recommend this book? I'd really like some feedback!
                • Jaleena Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 9:01 am
                  Are you ready to meet Aggie Pullman?😘💞
                  • yururinpanda
                    yururinpandaMonday, June 15, 2020 at 1:13 pm55 stars
                    I could read this over and over again
                    • bagelthebeagel
                      bagelthebeagelSunday, June 14, 2020 at 7:57 pm55 stars
                      Are you ready to meet Auggie Pullman? Auggie Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school — until now. He’ s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, you know how hard that can be. The thing is that Auggie is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. But can Auggie convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite his appearances? an amazing read! I would recommend this to readers of all age, everyone will understand this touching and great story, by R. J. Palacio.