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RHCP, Mar 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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Soon to be a major film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

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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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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

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About the author (2012)

R. J. Palacio lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold 5 million copies worldwide.