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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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  • 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
      • cheesylegendSaturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:02 am
        loved the book. lots of drama. so inspirational. I honestly am still wondering if summer and august are a couple, because remember when summer went to the popular girls party and the girl said Julian had a crush on summer. then summer said I like someone else.....
        • bookloverFriday, October 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm
          iam a student in 6th grade that is reading this book and it is just a bomb. all my classmates love it
          • LONNNYFriday, October 4, 2019 at 6:28 am
            i love this but i feel bad for the little boy keep ya head up
            • ryanMonday, September 30, 2019 at 4:26 pm
              This book is amazing! Its the best book ive ever read. Great job
              • sweetcheese
                sweetcheeseMonday, September 30, 2019 at 7:47 am55 stars
                this book is awesome!!! I love lots of books and this is definetly one that i would always read over and over again.
                • elisethecheeto
                  elisethecheetoMonday, September 30, 2019 at 6:34 am55 stars
                  I absolutely loved this book!
                  • FantasyreaderSunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:57 pm
                    Wonder is a very fabulous book. Its one of those books that you can read over and over again. It shows how having empathy is important and that you should choose to be kind to everybody. I recommend this book to everyone!
                    • tastytelescope
                      tastytelescopeSunday, September 29, 2019 at 10:17 am55 stars
                      Awesome book, riveting, moving, inspiring