Wonder - R. J. Palacio


By R. J. Palacio

  • Release Date: 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 6,319 Ratings



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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  • Auggie he ten years old man

    By pjcogar2120223
    I wish I was augs he ten year old he go five th grade HA HA HA HA HA DIE AND BE DEAD HIS FACE CAZY
  • Ty

    By otoiolk
  • Extraordinary!😍😍😍😍😍😍

    By WONDER!!!!
    This book is awesome and so is the movie!! Both of them made me cry! But, as they say, read the book before you watch the movie, which I am glad I did. I hope others can enjoy this book!
  • A quick, heartwarming read.

    By fulload
    A quick heartwarming read that reminds you that kindness is priceless. Costing little to the giver, while invaluable to the receiver. A simple act of kindness can change one’s life.
  • Wonder

    By Lambo_82
    This book will change your life. If you have children you should read it to them too.
  • worth

    By beanculture
    reading and finishing and learning and taking the time this is worth it
  • Captivating!

    By julio palacios
    It’s an amazing story from the beginning till the end. All the emotions you want to feel in a story are in here. It’s a story that pulls you in and leaves you not wanting to leave. I look forward to more stories from R.J Palacio
  • Favorite

    By Shoppinsue
    I love this book. It is one of my favorite books by R.J. Palacio.
  • Amazing

    By Tootsie2344
    I loved this book and how it teaches you to be kind to everyone. I usually am not excited to read a book but I was excited to read this. This is what I call a good book!!!
  • So WONDERful (Ba Dum Tsss)

    By Tweedyorly123
    I haven't gotten The electronic version but have read the hardcover. I love the book from beginning to end and I think that the altering point of views in AMAZING! My son's class is reading the book everyday and have papers to answer questions on and finished about a week ago. We both agreed that this book is a magnificent story. It not only has meaning but it teaches a wonderful lesson. Even if your quite stubborn, it has to make you feel at least slightly different with your perspective of the world. Like the POV's! I am planning to The other books the amazing Mrs. Palacio has stirred up! These books are amazing and truly are a book you can't put down.The only thing I suggest is...nothing! Truly a good book that people of all ages will read with pleasure. Amazing book and you should get it! I would say I liked the book better but E-book is amazing too. Just some people say there's something wrong with punctuation and conventions. But Wonder is really a wonder. (I love the precepts at the end! So creative! I got tickets for my son because his class was going to see the movie!)