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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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  • 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
            • zzamazingcoco
              zzamazingcocoSaturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:06 am55 stars
              wonder is so nice. I know I am only on page 31 but it is so moving. it is very emotional and you should definitely read it.
              • DannaFriday, September 27, 2019 at 5:25 pm
                I really liked how the book was interesting the book was and how it just kept on going.
                • Rebekah Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:41 pm
                  Give me ten of them So good
                  • Area 51Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:07 pm
                    I LOVED this book I loved auggie and Summer there are great characters and I'm looking forward for books and movie like this if you a title of a book or movie like this one please tell me
                    • prettygrlMonday, September 23, 2019 at 10:24 pm
                      i luved it.it was sad at first but i luved the ending.