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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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  • penguinpop
    penguinpopSaturday, August 22, 2020 at 5:41 pm11 star
    Love this book. Anyone that likes to read should definitely read this.
    • N0rATuesday, August 18, 2020 at 3:56 pm
      This book is so coollll
      • hockey_dude77
        hockey_dude77Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:46 am55 stars
        This book is about a kid that was born with facial issues, and how he has never been to a mainstreaming school. When he gets here, he has trouble with his classmates, until Auggie Pullman helps him out, a lot, and helps him blend in. Love this book.
        • jojo424
          jojo424Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm55 stars
          I love this book a lot! It is so amazing and moving. The story is about a kid named August/Auggie, who is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. I like Auggie a lot. Because he was homeschooled! I'm homeschooled too! Because he was brave and didn't let anyone get in his way. And he went into fifth grade--like I am! The main story line of the book is that Auggie is going through difficult challenges and is exploring life. Making friends and dealing with the haters. He has a brave and kind heart. I think this book is a great for young kids to read. It will encourage them to take a stand when watching other kids get bullied. It shows kids that even though you are different, it doesn't mean that it's bad. It means you are unique and you should be proud. Don't be afraid of your true self--be who you want to be! A character that I like Summer. A girl who has a kind heart to sit with Auggie at lunch ignoring the whole game of 'The Plague'. She stands up for him and spends time with him to let Auggie know she is trying to be a friend. "When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind." - Mr. Browne's September Precept
          • magicalmythical
            magicalmythicalMonday, August 3, 2020 at 3:14 pm55 stars
            This book is so wonderfully and so much DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!~ I love the story and the story tells us that be who you are, and don't be afraid of who you truly are.
            • the-odd1sout
              the-odd1soutFriday, July 31, 2020 at 7:52 am55 stars
              ***SPOILER ALERT*** I chose Wonder by Raquel Jarimillo, because It is a really good book. It’s about a kid named Auggie. with a face deformity. I think it is really cool because it is written from different perspectives. You can understand what is going on from his friend’s and family’s view, so you know how they feel throughout the book. Auggie goes through high points, low points, and in between points of his life Between the looks people give him, school, and friends. Just like everybody, and we get through it just like he does. Nothing can compare to what he has to go through every day. I Liked it because of the way the author wrote it, you can see how his friends and family feel about Auggie's journey. These are the major differences that August went through when he went to school and made friends. August started off insecure and scared. He wanted to drop out of school because he heard his best friend was saying he was only hanging out with Auggie because the principal told him to and not because he wanted to. Jack will did not know Auggie was right there because he was wearing a bleeding scream costume. Auggie did not have many friends but as the book goes on he gets more friends and becomes less insecure. He started hanging out with different people. He also gets a lot friendlier because everybody started being nicer to him. He and Jackwill become friends again then everyone starts to realize Auggie is really nice and funny. Everything starts to turn out okay at the end. It is just like the book I read, Emily Windsnap. She did not know she was part mermaid because she had not met her dad before, but at the end Emily, her dad, and her mom all meet up and live on a boat that’s part underwater. This is how Auggie changes as a character in the book Wonder.
              • taffywaffy
                taffywaffyFriday, July 31, 2020 at 12:42 am55 stars
                This book tells us to be yourself and whoever you are,you cannot change it,because you are you and believe me:Love yourself before you love someone else~taffywaffy
                • the-odd1sout
                  the-odd1soutWednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:19 am55 stars
                  "Why fit in, if you were born to stand out." An inspiring book that I will remember for the rest of my life. One of the best books that I have ever read! You should really see the movie too.
                  • powergirl2
                    powergirl2Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2:40 am55 stars
                    I love this book so much that I could see the movie . It amazing It makes me care of my self and other people
                    • powergirl2
                      powergirl2Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2:05 am55 stars
                      Wow the story it amazing it makes us to love ourselves