Wonder by R. J. Palacio


By R. J. Palacio

  • Release Date: 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 351 Ratings
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Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

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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  • A truly great read!

    By Jessrideout
    I just finished reading "Wonder" the first book by R. J. Palacio. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy read. #TheWonderOfWonder
  • WONDERful

    By Ilia M.
    It was one of the best books I’ve read in my life
  • Wonder

    By Jacob langlais
    Very cool
  • So good

    By Skins in Mcpe
  • WONDER-ful read

    By Baron5
    I will be reading this to my children, I love the hearing the story from everyone's point of view. #bekind
  • Best book ever!!

    By Goangirl
    This book was the best book in the entire world!!!! Keep doing what you are doing cuz it's amazing 😉!!!! I loved your book and I hope you will keep writing more excellent books!
  • Wonder

    By DiabeticAngle
    This book was so amazing! I never thought that a kid would be deformed....... It was a little sad to :( But it was still good :D
  • Laugh and cry

    By Skaternerd2016
    I love this book so much! Sometimes I wanted to laugh, and sometimes I wanted to cry. It's very relatable. Auggie is so cute. ......" Shame 'cause of all these babes that keep throwing themselves at me." August Pullman, Wonder. I love the precepts. " If you can get through middle school without hurting someone's feelings, then you are really cool beans" Summer Dawson, Wonder "Every one should get a standing ovation at least once in their life" August Pullman, Wonder Overall, loved the book. Do yourself a favour, and READ IT!!!!!!🙂😂👍🏻
  • I ❤️this book!

    By AZpickle156
    This book is absolutely amazing I could never put it down! Definitely recommended to readers who love to laugh.
  • Wonder is my life

    By #norelleisawesome
    You do not know how much I love this book I didn't read it here on iBooks because I have the book. You all should read this book it blew my mind. By the end of it I felt like it had cleared my mind and everything was new but it was just the same the power of that book was like WOW! But this book was emotional well I didn't cry it was sad yes but I loved it when jack had a crush on a girl it was funny but I wish that the author could see this because I want to tell her it was AMAZING I can read over a million times and i won't get tired of it. It's a story that you'll never forget.