Wonder - R. J. Palacio

Wonder

By R. J. Palacio

  • Release Date: 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 6,939 Ratings)
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Description

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

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.

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Reviews

  • I’m glad someone suggested this book!

    5
    By Needajury
    Very heartwarming
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Lola_pepsi_cola
    It was a thrilling book with many ups and downs. A great read!
  • THIS BOOK IS ON FIRE

    5
    By Christina Aguliera
    R.j Palicio shows so much kindness in this book. I love this book. It shows that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
  • Absolutely amazing

    5
    By Jrips
    Highly recommend this book !!! I loved every page
  • Amazing👌🏻

    5
    By FreddyJapo_qlol
    Should be a best time seller forever
  • Wonder

    5
    By braireose
    I can not wait for school tom. we are almost done it is amazing
  • Amazing

    5
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    This is a great book
  • Wonder

    5
    By khultz2717
    I love this book so much❤️❤️❤️
  • Great storyline!

    5
    By BotoSlayer
    Very heartfelt story, I thought it progressed well too. Good book for youth to read, to teach about acceptance. Loved it, now can't wait to watch the movie!
  • Wonder

    5
    By all the good you can
    This book has a tremendous message. I loved it. Can’t wait to see the movie.

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