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ISBN13: 9780375873065
ISBN10: 0375873066
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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers.

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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August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. 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, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

About the Author

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.

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Taryn, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Taryn)
This is by far the best YA book I read all last year and I am shocked that it didn't win the Newberry or at least an honor. Every student I've read it to or had them read has loved it.
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gerin123, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by gerin123)
As a middle school librarian, my students and I loved R.J. Palacio's novel. Every teen would benefit from reading this great book. The characters are well-written, the theme of anti-bullying is more important now than ever. Highly recommend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375873065
Publisher:
Yearling
Subject:
School & Education
Author:
Palacio, R. J.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
bullying;friendship;fiction;middle school;realistic fiction;acceptance;deformity;family;disability;young adult;ya;kindness;friends;new york;disabilities;fitting in;deformities;facial deformity;bullies;abnormalities;children;siblings;courage;new york city;
Subject:
bullying;friendship;fiction;middle school;realistic fiction;acceptance;deformity;family;disability;young adult;ya;kindness;friends;disabilities;new york;fitting in;facial deformity;deformities;bullies;abnormalities;children;siblings;coming of age;differen
Subject:
bullying;friendship;fiction;middle school;realistic fiction;acceptance;deformity;family;disability;young adult;ya;kindness;friends;disabilities;new york;fitting in;facial deformity;deformities;bullies;abnormalities;children;siblings;coming of age;differen
Subject:
bullying;friendship;middle school;fiction;realistic fiction;acceptance;family;deformity;disability;young adult;kindness;ya;friends;disabilities;fitting in;new york;facial deformity;deformities;bullies;abnormalities;children;siblings;courage;coming of age;
Publication Date:
20160209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by , August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. 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, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

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