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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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  • 20amehlman
    20amehlmanFriday, April 5, 2013 at 11:19 am55 stars
    This book was so amazing I couldn't even put it down. It was really emotional and I could feel the pain Auggie ( the main character) was going through. If you loved this book another book you might want to try is Out of my Mind. Again this is a really good read and is great for 5th graders.
    • live_love_erin
      live_love_erinTuesday, April 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm55 stars
      • erigabbry
        erigabbrySaturday, March 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm55 stars
        this is definitly my absoulute favorite book! i was telling my mom about it and she said she wanted to read it! i totally reccomend it! REAF IT! i got it from my teacher who also loved it so, READ IT!!!!!
        • oliviactaumata
          oliviactaumataTuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm
          Wow a great book. We are reading as a class and i love it it is so descriptive but poor boy!!!! Great book recomended :)
          • lily-jadetaumata
            lily-jadetaumataTuesday, March 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm55 stars
            we are reading this book as a class, and I think majority of us are really enjoying it:)
            • lsf1
              lsf1Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 10:56 am55 stars
              This is now one of my favorite books of all time. It's about a boy named August who has a face disorder. Up until now, he was home schooled, but his parents think it would be best for him to go to a public school. When three kids introduce him to the school, he thinks it might be alright. But as Auggie leads you through his year of sixth grade, he goes through many twists, turns, ups, and downs. This book leads you through August's point of view, his sister's point of view his best friends, mind, and more. Personally, I think absolutely anyone would at least like this book. Happy reading.
              • flightlessbird
                flightlessbirdSunday, March 24, 2013 at 10:45 am55 stars
                This book is funny and creative in its own way. Not only is it entertaining, but it teaches the importance of true friends.
                • cogargirl247
                  cogargirl247Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm
                  flightlessbird, you are so right in all the right ways
                • meganp032
                  meganp032Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm
                  This book is about a boy named Augie. His face definitely isn't perfect. Him and everyone around him learn about friendship. It is amazing I greatly recommend it.
                  • jtrask
                    jtraskTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm
                    wonder was a sad but heart warming story.wonder is about a boy who has an unusual face. i deffenetly recomend this book for any child or adult.
                    • horselover04
                      horselover04Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm44 stars
                      In class we read it and I think it had a message to be kind and not to be mean to someone just because they look different.

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