Wonder

Wonder

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face--who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.

And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available September 2021!

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. Beginning from Auggie's point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 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.


Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 02/14/2012
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.70w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780375869020
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 11
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 149900 / Wonder

Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Texas Lone Star Reading List - Commended
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - Winner
Award: Bluebonnet Awards - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2011
Booklist 02/01/2012 pg. 77
School Library Journal 02/01/2012 pg. 130
Publishers Weekly 02/20/2012
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2012
Shelf Awareness 02/21/2012
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2012 pg. 126
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2012 pg. 73
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/02/2012 pg. 33
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2012 pg. 32
Christian Century 12/12/2012 pg. 24
Shelf Awareness 12/28/2012
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2012 pg. 78 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw

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.

Learn more about R.J. Palacio and the world of Wonder at wonderthebook.com.