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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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  • eledoggy
    eledoggyThursday, July 4, 2019 at 7:05 pm33 stars
    Wonder is an inspiring story about a boy named August Pullman ("Auggie" for short) was born with a facial condition leaving deformation on his face causing him to be homeschooled for the whole fourth grade. He started going to school when he was in fifth grade. He gets bullied by countless people on his first day but, the main bully is named Julien Albans. This is an amazing book I totally recommend it. (WARNING, you will cry buckets)
    • hedgeguin2
      hedgeguin2Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 4:48 pm55 stars
      This book is awesome! Probably most of you guys have read it already, but if you haven’t, you definitely should! It is about a boy named August, who was born with a facial problem. He just started public school. At first, people stare and point, but Julian, might be the word of them all. He teases August a lot. But, August learns to be brave and stand up for each other, which might be the most important thing of all.
      • ksm813Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 2:48 pm
        This book is my favorite book of all time! It is such a sweet book and I love how you don't see it from just Auggie's point of view, but from his sister's and friends. Everyone should read this!
        • 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!