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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.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on March 1, 2012 by Bodley Head
ISBN-10: 0370332288
ISBN-13: 9780370332284
4011 Book Reviews
  • pinkkitty9
    pinkkitty94 months55 stars
    This is the best book EVER!!! It's about a 10 year-old boy named August (Auggie) who has a facial deformity that seperates him from looking like most kids and adults. He has a sister (Via) a mom, a dad, and a dog named daisy. He's starting school for the first time because he's had 27 surgeries and therefore had to be homeschooled. When he first starts, everyone is looking at him, and whispering behind his back. He eventually meets this nice boy named Jack Will. Auggie and Jack become best friends, making jokes and laughing together. There are lots of mean kids in this book, but Auggie doesn't let that stop him. The book changes through lots of perspectives, and it sometimes gets very surprising and even heartbreaking. It's the best book ever!!!!! I reccomend this book to anyone who exists.
    • ireadallbooks
      ireadallbooks5 months55 stars
      I read this book a while ago and a few weeks ago I watched the movie. It is very moving and inspires me to be a better person.
      • bluffffyyyy
        bluffffyyyy6 months55 stars
        It's really sad and happy.
        • doglover346
          doglover3467 months55 stars
          this book is amazing
          • gymnast22425
            gymnast224257 months55 stars
            Love this book it is the best! Love how it puts it in different perspective!
            • 29zabraham
              29zabraham7 months33 stars
              I love this book 🌝⛄
              • itsxvirgo
                itsxvirgo7 months55 stars
                Best book ever!
                • techfashion0315
                  techfashion03158 months55 stars
                  I LOVED this book! It was so touching and heartwarming. I highly suggest it.
                  • chickdyie
                    chickdyie9 months55 stars
                    This book is about Auggie, he was born differently from others( that is what my friends told me) and he was home schooled until his parents allowed him to go to school, i am mot going to spoil the whole thing and i heard that there was a movie about it, i really recommened it :) because it shows us everyone is different in their own ways
                    • ireadallbooks
                      ireadallbooks5 months55 stars
                      when he was born, his genes went wrong causing him to appear deformed. so yes, he was born differently
                    • purplepearls
                      purplepearls9 months55 stars
                      I really like this book. It highlights the struggles of being different and not accepted.