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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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Synopsis:

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

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 5th 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

R. J. PALACIO is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375969027
Author:
Palacio, R. J.
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s-Health Stories-Daily Activities
Subject:
School & Education
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
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.51 x 5.92 x 1.01 in 0.905 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 416 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375969027 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

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 5th 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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