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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.

Paperback
Published on August 5, 2013 by Galaxy
ISBN-10: 1471350509
ISBN-13: 9781471350504
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  • domo123
    domo123Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:18 am44 stars
    it was an amazing book i think i will read it again
    • xochitlriveracordova
      xochitlriveracordovaMonday, March 3, 2014 at 10:02 am55 stars
      This is an awesome book. :)
      • bookreader777
        bookreader777Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm55 stars
        This is a truly inspiring book about a boy with a facial disorder. It shows a wonderful journey that surly a class will love.
        • kk228
          kk228Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5:38 am55 stars
          I cant believe how good this was! It was just so amazing and it was funny, sad, and the best part, loving! You better read this book now! Your eyes will get glued to the book!
          • masterj3000
            masterj3000Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
            This story is sad but it is funny at the same time that is why I recommend this to a friend
            • natecooldude22
              natecooldude22Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:35 pm55 stars
              I love this book. It is also kind of sad.
              • natecooldude22
                natecooldude22Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm55 stars
                It is a very good and touching book. When I told my teacher about she said it made her cry. I would recommend this book to anyone.
                • ranisha
                  ranishaWednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:14 am
                  a great book
                  • skaniaisfamous1
                    skaniaisfamous1Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm55 stars
                    wonder is a really good book for really anyone to read. it is a sad yet happy book. You really enjoy all the characters (except the mean characters). It is about a kid named August (Auggie) who has a deformed face. He goes through the challenges of middle school with his deformed face. I really recommend this book. It is a really, really, really good book!
                    • swimming101
                      swimming101Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
                      I love this book