WonderBook - 2012 | First edition.
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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VaughanPLDonnalee Nov 05, 2017
This is a well-written, funny and sweet story about tolerance and kindness. Augie is a great character. The book is a very pleasant, easy and engaging read. I did, however, find it all very predictable and a bit by-the-numbers. I guess I was expecting it to be a little more intense and powerf... Read More »
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AjaydeepSingh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 1
green_bee_386 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 1
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"Let's face it, the universe was not kind to Auggie Pullman." -- Miranda
And still Auggie was able to face the world -- not always an easy thing for him, but he carries it out with intelligence and humor.
The movie is due out in November.
"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."
"I don't think we can teach empathy , but we can inspire it ."
- R.J Palacio
Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows, and that's uncool.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
" Not just the nature of kindness, but the nature of one's kindness. The power of ones friendship. The test of one's character. The strength of ones courage."
SummaryAdd a Summary
A boy named August is homeschooled because he was born with a distorted face. In Grade 5 he goes to school for the first time and makes new friends. And enemies....
August Pullman has facial deformations he was born with. His childhood consisted of many surgeries and hospital visits. But once he reaches the fifth grade, he starts school at Beecher Prep after being homeschooled his whole life. He encounters many different people, like Julian who isn't the nicest to Auggie. The story is written from many different points of view, including students from Auggies school, his older sister, Olivia and her friends, exploring different opinions on the situation.
In this book we follow August as he goes to school for the first time in Grade 5. When August was born, he was born with a facial deformity. Because of this he has never gone to school. You will also be reading about the people around him and their journeys.
12 year old Auggie Pullman is anxious to start school for the first time. His face is deformed, which makes everything a lot harder. Will Auggie be able to get through the year and make friends, despite what he looks like on the inside?
August Pullman is a boy with rare facial problems. As he enters school for the first time at Beecher prep, he meets new friends and gets teased about and bullied just because of his facial deformities. Wonder is an example of the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover". Read it to find out more about his journey.
Wonder is a heartwarming little novel about ten-year-old Auggie entering a public middle school. The first day of school is terrifying as it is, but imagine this being your first time in public school ever with facial deformities. This is Auggie's tale of coping with his new life and enduring the struggles of middle school.
August (Auggie) Pullman has been born with facial problems, and things don't go much better when he starts to go to a public school. rEAD about his journey as a kid who can't help but to stand out.