'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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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.
Comments about Wonder:
The product gives a great example for parents if their child is like August
"Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" -- Laura Dockrill Observer "What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry" -- Malorie Blackman "The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio, a New York graphic designer whose debut novel, Wonder, is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some. Telling the story of August, a schoolboy born with an unspecified facial deformity, it is dark, funny, touching and no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year" The Times "It wreaks emotional havoc ... There is a message running through the book, most clearly voiced by an inspirational teacher, that if we were all a little kinder to one another the benefit would be incalculable. To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that" -- Suzi Feay Independent "When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should" Financial Times
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 4 - 8
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th December 2012
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 13.5 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.23