Wonder - R. J. Palacio


By Author R. J. Palacio

  • Release Date: 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
Book Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 6,595 Reviews

Wonder - R. J. Palacio Book Description


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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Book Reviews

  • Omg!

    By Sarah SE
    I lcan’t ve that

    By Loving life the way it is
    I absolutely loved this book! I'm going to read it over and over!! It's the perfect book! The story has different POVS (point of views) which I love! This book has such an amazing message. I would recommend this to everyone! R.J Palacio you have really created a masterpiece! My favorite part is that everyone can relate to this. Thank you ☺️
  • A must read for all children and parents

    By Carmen4806
    This book is amazing. It completely pulls you in to little Auggie’s struggles and accomplishments. I highly recomend this book to all school aged children as well as their parents to get a perspective of what life is really like for those with challenges and what we can do to make them feel as comfortable and as a normal as possible.
  • “Wow” Amazing

    By anynomunos
    Good job!
  • Best book Eva

    By danger bookworm
    It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in the world i love the bookq❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️🙏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍😍😍😘😘1️⃣🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆗🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒
  • Wonder ❤️❤️❤️

    By Hertlein loves sloths
    It was powerful and emotional book to read. When you start to read it you feel like you know everything. Then it get in t more detail and you are just reading for hours and hours. The pain and the happiness the one character goes through the can be rough. It can happen to real humans in the world and in the book you notice that we have to respect others and that their look doesn't matter. So yes I recommend this book and if you read it, have fun!!!!!!!

    This the best book but something is really sad in it.
  • No capitalization

    By Oarmomof2
    Halfway through the book it stops showing proper punctuation and capitalization. Super annoying. I don’t know if it’s the book or the app but what a dud and hard to read for my 6th grader
  • Beautiful

    By Healthnutt mommy
    This movie is so good I loved it it is hard to be brave with people saying mean things about you ☹️😭
  • Wonder

    By Mariothebeastatthisapp
    I love this book I see the movie and it was amazing