Wonder

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Bodley Head, 2012 - Children with disabilities - 315 pages
2982 Reviews

WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, WONDER follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, WONDER is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

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Review: Wonder (Wonder #1)

User Review  - Azzie Lunetta - Goodreads

This book was very inspiring. I'm so glad I took a chance on this book. Seeing the world through August's eyes was difficult at times, but seeing the world through other people's eyes, those ... Read full review

Review: Wonder (Wonder #1)

User Review  - Dr. Fish - Goodreads

Reading this book aloud to my children was a great idea ... but I did not preview the book first, which meant the emotions I encountered as I read the book for the first time were experienced WITH my ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

R. J. PALACIO lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. "Wonder" is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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