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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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  • s-dog101
    s-dog101Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:17 am
    This book is so good! I'm in the middle of the book, and I absolutely love it! Its not one of those mystery, cliff -hanger book, but it still keeps me up at night, wondering what's going to happen in the book in the morning when I read it. I also like it because it feels so real! I don't know what kind of books you like, but I think this one is AMAZING!
    • fallen_clovers
      fallen_cloversThursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:14 am55 stars
      This book is about confidence, hope, and never judge a book by its cover! (I loved this book so much I bought it!)
      • orangeme
        orangemeThursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:28 am55 stars
        This book is the best book I have ever read!!
        • live1357
          live1357Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:42 pm55 stars
          I love this book! Even during the hardest times, Auggie manages to bring out the best of others.
          • mercury_dust
            mercury_dustSunday, February 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm55 stars
            Okay, first, this book is AMAZING. l couldn't put it down, Via is such a strong character and she really resonates with me, it feels like l'm actually there with the characters instead of sitting in my bed reading it. l give this 5 stars.
            • bunnygirl09
              bunnygirl09Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:05 am44 stars
              This book is AWESOME! It's a great book focusing on a boy who is deformed, and I am so glad R.J. Palacio wrote it! It's super inspiring, and it teaches kids to be kind, and nt judge people based on how they look! I'd say it's good for kids in 4th grade and up.
              • Karma145Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 am
                This book is great! It’s about how no matter what you look like, you can still make friends.
                • heyosprinkles
                  heyosprinklesWednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:55 am55 stars
                  i read this last year, but now i want to read it again because it was so touching. i tried to read it again but someone ordered to book from me so i couldn't :(. but i'm hoping to get it as an audiobook loan soon!
                  • Awesome guy Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:14 pm
                    I think this book is a bit sad but is happy and funny I love it
                    • skylinekoda
                      skylinekodaMonday, February 15, 2021 at 2:08 pm55 stars
                      I really like this book!!!