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About the Book

About the Book


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

August 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?

Told from alternating perspectives, WONDER by R.J. Palacio is a spare, warm, uplifting tale that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and succinct chapters, WONDER is accessible to readers of all ages.

Palacio has called the story, “a meditation on kindness” --- indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the 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.

by R. J. Palacio

  • Publication Date: February 14, 2012
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0375869026
  • ISBN-13: 9780375869020