'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.
"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 *
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 4 - 8
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1