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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.

Published on August 5, 2013 by Galaxy
ISBN-10: 1471350509
ISBN-13: 9781471350504
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  • 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
            • countrygirl47
              countrygirl47Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am55 stars
              I have just read this book and I love it
              • countrygirl47
                countrygirl47Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am55 stars
                and i love it
                • luvy0528
                  luvy0528Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm55 stars
                  my teacher read it to us it was an awesome book even if i only heard the end of it
                  • inkpage78
                    inkpage78Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:35 pm55 stars
                    Wonder is an amazing book. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is considering reading it. It made me laugh and cry at the most unexpected times. I really, really love Wonder!
                    • al_farley
                      al_farleyFriday, November 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm
                      This book is about a 10 year old boy named Augest who was born with a facial abnormaltiy. He has been homeschooled all of his life but then he starts to go to school. This is very inspiring and you won't be able to put it down.