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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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  • chelseasting
    chelseastingThursday, May 23, 2013 at 8:55 am
    This book is a good model of how to stand up for people who are different. I think that if everyone would act like Jack, the world would be much more peaceful.
    • meeghensting
      meeghenstingThursday, May 23, 2013 at 8:49 am
      I think that it is nice how he got to go to start a school. I like how. The principal introducted him to some of the kid so he knows a fue. I like how jack ends up to be his friend. I give it a five stars
      • akouzmine
        akouzmineWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm55 stars
        This is one of my favorite books ever. It's a really good book but it's really sad. I rate it 5 stars
        • owleyes5
          owleyes5Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm55 stars
          This book is good and so sad .i read this book and and it was good .
          • andrewsreads
            Ms. JohnsonTuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:31 am55 stars
            An amazing book! Interesting, funny, poignant, compelling, inspiring! Written from the perspective of different characters in the story so you see what each person is thinking. Be kind!
            • mrs-evans
              Mrs. EvansTuesday, May 21, 2013 at 3:28 am55 stars
              Excellent book. Ever feel like everyone is staring at you because you are different? Read this book and discover that it doesn't matter what someone looks like. We all have the same basic needs.....acceptance, love, friendships....
              • sfg13
                sfg13Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:52 pm
                Fabulous Book! Totally loved the story, it is a total page turner!
                • ismileyface
                  ismileyfaceSunday, May 12, 2013 at 10:00 am44 stars
                  This is a great book.
                  • pop4ever
                    pop4everThursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:24 am
                    We read it in our class room,this is a great book it helps people understand that being different is better then being all the same,i defentaly suggest this book to anyone and always remember dont judge someone by their face! ;)
                    • alex2002
                      alex2002Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm55 stars
                      i really liked it because first you get it from everybody perspective. Also, how his life goes and things like that .