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Wonder - R. J. Palacio

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Published: 1st September 2014
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
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Product Description

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

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

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 and a black dog called Bear.

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Wonder
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to read (5)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Page-turner (5)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Well written (4)

Cons

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  • Younger readers (5)
  • Gift (4)
  • Older readers (4)
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5.0

This is a story that really inspires others.

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from Melbourne, Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

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    Comments about Wonder:

    I introduced this to my grade 3/4 class to foster a better level of understanding and empathy towards others.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful and heart-wrenching

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    from Brisbane, Australia

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    Pros

    • Compulsary Reading
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Moving
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      Comments about Wonder:

      Such a touching story about differences, fear and both the best and worse of people. Expect tears.

       
      5.0

      Heart-warming read!

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      from Horsham, AU

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner

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        Comments about Wonder:

        A great read, with characters you can connect with straight away. A heart-warming tale that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between.

         
        5.0

        A great gift idea

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        from Sydney

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            Comments about Wonder:

            Bought this as a gift for a male 11 year old (based on reviews I'd read on Booktopia). The feedback from him was 'he'd read it already' after only having it a few days and it was fantastic! So think I picked a winner. His mum said I really must read it as a great book.

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            5.0

            Fantastic Book for Children and Adults

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            from Brisbane, AU

            About Me Casual Reader

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • Book Of The Year

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            Comments about Wonder:

            Very well written and engaging book. I didn't put this down. I read it, my son's read it (8 year old bookworm) and we have given it as gifts to several of his friends (girls and boys) who also raved about it. Suitable for adults as well. Highly recommended.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            don't judge a boy by his face"

            By 

            from Nelson bay

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • Fabulous

            Best Uses

            • Everyone
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            Comments about Wonder:

            The product gives a great example for parents if their child is like August

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            "Remarkable ... It has the power to move hearts and change minds" Guardian "Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" Observer "It wreaks emotional havoc ... To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that" Independent "When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should" Financial Times "Awesome ... So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing" Glamour

            ISBN: 9780552565974
            ISBN-10: 0552565970
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
            For Grades: 4 - 8
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 320
            Published: 1st September 2014
            Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
            Country of Publication: GB
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.0
            Weight (kg): 0.22
            Edition Number: 1