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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 March 1, 2012 by Bodley Head
ISBN-10: 0370332288
ISBN-13: 9780370332284
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  • jini0710
    jini0710Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 3:16 pm55 stars
    This is an AWESOME book! If you haven't read this book, it is a must reading this book. The boy named August is not ordinary and it is his life being outside. Check this book out!
    • clover5
      clover5Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:38 am55 stars
      It's about a boy with a face disability. You'll get to know why the title is Wonder. There is also a movie version as well. Please read if you haven't! It's book that you need to read before you die! :D
      • ajay2908
        ajay2908Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 3:35 pm
        Auggie himself is a very convincing and poignant character -- definitely not just a device -- and his story is extremely moving and uplifting. yass
        • hardcorekitty
          hardcorekittyTuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm55 stars
          Wonder is a book that proves that love bravery and the will of a person is not stoped by being alone in theworld that auggie is in.This was a very good book and i and i hope that his story tells kids like him you are unstopble when you lisin to your self Happy reading! #ReadIceDogs
          • happyheartgirl
            happyheartgirlMonday, June 24, 2019 at 3:46 pm55 stars
            this was one of my favorite books. I almost started crying at one of the points in the book. It is a pretty easy book to read. I would recommend it for anyone. It is a good summer read.
            • sillylily
              sillylilyMonday, June 24, 2019 at 6:46 am33 stars
              This book was really cool! This book was really fun too! Sometimes it was a little confusing and sad to read about, so some people may not want to read it. Otherwise, it was a good book!
              • sillylily
                sillylilyMonday, June 24, 2019 at 6:44 am33 stars
                I really enjoyed this book alot. It was full of lost of fun. At some points, the book was a little bit confusing and hard to read, but otherwise, it was a really good book!
                • noahmrich
                  noahmrichSunday, June 23, 2019 at 7:03 pm44 stars
                  This was a really good book about a boy who was born with deformities and everyone makes fun of him. This was a very good book and I recommend it to any reader who has time on their hands.
                  • 3009215
                    3009215Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm55 stars
                    I have read this book multiple times, and it continues to be one of my favorites. August Pullman is no ordinary kid. He was born with a facial abnormality, which causes him to look deformed. When 5th grade is right around the corner, his mother urges him to go to public school, which is a big change because he has been homeschooled his whole life. As the story progresses, it is told through the points of view of different people, showing that there is always at least two sides of the story. This book is great for 4th graders and up, because it really teaches an important lesson that everyone hears, but few people learn: Don't judge a book by it's cover.
                    • 3bears
                      3bearsThursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:23 am44 stars
                      Wonder is a great book that really makes you feel what each and individual character is feeling due to the shift of character point of view every few chapters.