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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
4008 Book Reviews
  • ben_l22
    ben_l223 months11 star
    I love dogs, but I hate the fact that a dog dies :(
    • alphademon673
      alphademon6733 months55 stars
      How you look does not matter. That's what this book is really about in my opinion. Yes, people can be mean, and sometimes down right cruel, even to themselves. But there are kind people in the world. This book almost had me in tears. I fully recommend it to everyone, especially those who don't like how they look or are getting bullied for how they look. This book will save you. <3
      • paxthefox88
        paxthefox884 months55 stars
        This book really shows you the struggle of fitting in, making TRUE friends, and accepting differences. LOVE THIS BOOK!
        • aw22716
          aw227164 months55 stars
          This book shows you that its ok if your different. You just have to be confident. Life is always going to have ups and downs and you have to accept that.
          • iambookworm
            iambookworm4 months44 stars
            I have only seen the movie, which is really heartfelt and there are sad parts, funny parts and parts that I can't really explain. Wonder is a Wonder-ful movie (see what I did there?). I remember a part in the movie where august says to himself; I can't wait 'till halloween. I believe he says this because He has an astronaut helmet to cover his face. He wants that on because he was born differently and because of that he wants that astronaut helmet on to hide his face. And his face is what looks much different than what a normal kids face looks like. I don't want to spoil anything else so I won't say anything else. Bye! :)
            • foreverregancorn
              foreverregancorn4 months55 stars
              i love it. Auggie is a boy born with many defects. He has been homeschooled for his whole life, but his parents decied to send Auggie to school. Via, his sister, is not comfortable when August( Auggie) comes to her school play. Some kids are mean to Auggie, but some are nice. This is a Heartbreaking story about a 10 year old boy who had 27 sugeries in his life. 100% reccomend
              • anormalgirl
                anormalgirl4 months55 stars
                I read this book but only half of it
                • cartoons
                  cartoons5 months55 stars
                  I like the book WANDER because it is a great thing to think about some people have medical needs like August. Also the book is about August's family members and friends who don't have medical needs like August.
                  • nbb2011
                    nbb20116 months55 stars
                    Wonder is a very good, heart-warming book. It's mostly about a 10 year-old named August Pullman who has a facial deformity. As the next year came around it was the start of fifth grade. It was also the start of Auggie going to real school. As the year goes on, he makes friends, does well in school, and learns who not to trust. He encounters bullies, unkind friends, and troubles with his sister. This is a great book and if you take my advice and read it... I hope you enjoy!
                    • pinkkitty9
                      pinkkitty96 months55 stars
                      This is the best book EVER!!! It's about a 10 year-old boy named August (Auggie) who has a facial deformity that seperates him from looking like most kids and adults. He has a sister (Via) a mom, a dad, and a dog named daisy. He's starting school for the first time because he's had 27 surgeries and therefore had to be homeschooled. When he first starts, everyone is looking at him, and whispering behind his back. He eventually meets this nice boy named Jack Will. Auggie and Jack become best friends, making jokes and laughing together. There are lots of mean kids in this book, but Auggie doesn't let that stop him. The book changes through lots of perspectives, and it sometimes gets very surprising and even heartbreaking. It's the best book ever!!!!! I reccomend this book to anyone who exists.