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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.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 14, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375969020
ISBN-13: 9780375869020
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  • megnog
    megnogThursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:13 pm55 stars
    "Wonder" is an amazing book. It shows you that, just because someone looks different doesn't mean they should be treated different. This book gives, I think, very good advice, "when given the choice to be right or to be kind, choose kind.". This book may seem like it just is one of those books that seem to be giving you a lecture but, it is so much more than that. It shows you how words, nice or not, can change a person's thinking. This book deserves all the attention it gets and more, and is by far a favorite of mine. ~ Meg
    • starkk_22
      starkk_22Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:32 pm55 stars
      This is an AMAZING book. I enjoyed it so much I couldn't put it down. It's one of those books you just don't want to end. I like how the author puts you in every ones shoes. So you get a lot of different perspectives. I highly suggest that you read this. I promise, you'll love it.
      • 22trans
        22transThursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:31 am55 stars
        I absolutely love this book. It has a great meaning to it. The meaning of this story is about bullying, in this story a young boy named Auggie that was home schooled for most of his life and that was going to a real school. He was bullied a lot but the bullying had eventually stopped. I had connected to this book because I have seen people get bullied and I know how it feels. Those are the reasons why I would read this book.
        • addyl97
          addyl97Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:59 pm55 stars
          "Wonder" is a terrific book! It is one of my favorite books that I've read by far. It teaches and shows us to be kind to one another and treat others with respect. It doesn't matter what people look like. We are all the same under our looks. One saying that reminds of this book is " Don't judge a book by its cover." Which many people do under instinct. And the saying that people should remember before they go and judge someone before they even know them is " When given the choice between being right and being kind CHOOSE KIND."
          • georgiasilver
            georgiasilverSunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:32 am55 stars
            "Wonder" is a terrific book. It is the type of book that lingers in your thoughts long after you have finished it; the type that allows you to ponder what others may go through on a daily basis. "Wonder", with its wide range of characters and lessons, will take you through a journey of curiosity, compassion, heartbreak, and acceptance. It teaches the reader about the beauty and kindness of compassion, and what friendships can do for people. If you are one who is searching for a book to have you emotionally immersed and possibly even change your mindset, read this book~! ^w^
            • Whizz cat !Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm
              Awww l feel sorry for auggui he is a really nice person who has a facial disease and the teachers and kids think he is just WIERD !!!!!!!
              • JFriday, October 11, 2019 at 10:46 am
                Oh My Goodness this book is amazing it is heartwarming and not like any other bbok
                • zzamazingcoco
                  zzamazingcocoTuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:30 pm55 stars
                  I'm on part 7
                  • xaquyph
                    xaquyphMonday, October 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm55 stars
                    beautifully written, wonderfully depressing, absolutely incredible that someone was able to capture such emotions in a book. The world was made a better place because of this.
                    • USER 2339Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm
                      THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER