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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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  • wonderwannabeWednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    i havent read this book but everybody tells me its good so it mus be
    • misssweets
      misssweetsWednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:49 am55 stars
      I like reading this book because it tell you that don't let nothing get in your way.It doesn't matter.
      • meany
        meanyTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm55 stars
        It's not funny at all it's more sad and happy at the same time josephcraig and who ever thinks that.
        • meany
          meanyTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm55 stars
          I feel sorry for him at some points but not all of them, because his friends are awesome and help him a lot . P.S. I love this book so much it's awesome! I will keep it forever I love it so much. :-)
          • neoncat
            neoncatSunday, November 17, 2013 at 8:23 am55 stars
            I love this book! I started crying at several parts, and even more so at the end.
            • rainbowgirl9
              rainbowgirl9Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm
              I love this book so much. it explains diversity so well.
              • bwtreshawn19
                bwtreshawn19Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm
                i want to read it
                • josephcraig
                  josephcraigThursday, November 14, 2013 at 9:15 am11 star
                  I think this book is funny
                  • meany
                    meanyTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm55 stars
                    It's not funny at all it's more sad and happy at the same time josephcraig and who ever thinks that.
                  • soccerchick
                    soccerchickWednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm55 stars
                    This looks like such a great book! i have asked many people if they have liked and they said I love it! cant wait to read
                    • ace1
                      ace1Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:57 am
                      This book is good and emotional