Wonder

Wonder

eBook - 2012
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

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.

Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
ISBN: 9780375899881
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; 314 pages.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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abelcoure
Jan 20, 2018

This book helps you remember the important things in life! I loved this book.

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Pusheenrocks29
Jan 18, 2018

Very good book! it made me happy and sad but so great

Highly suggest to read it before you see the Movie
5 stars=)

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PJHBarker
Jan 05, 2018

I read this book before Thanksgiving and it was amazing and made me think of people I know that are like Julian

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maroon_tiger_58
Jan 04, 2018

This was a good book, I am glad I read it.

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burgundy_goat_17
Dec 19, 2017

A beautiful book. I highly suggest it.

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MarkTheShot
Dec 03, 2017

This book is a good read for adults and children. I enjoyed it. I can highly recommend it.

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diya_2006
Nov 30, 2017

I am currently in grade 6, and I read it in grade 4. I loved it so much, that i did a book talk

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ompom
Nov 29, 2017

some many holds 135!!! such a good book

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Watermelonie
Nov 27, 2017

Go Auggie! This is a very inspiring book!

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AjaydeepSingh
Nov 20, 2017

Everyone if you don't want to wait the book is free on this link http://www.lakewoodcityschools.org/userfiles/2658/Wonder%20-%20comp%203_8%20-%20audiopdf.pdf

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issybella
Jan 12, 2018

issybella thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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yellow_cat_2892
Jan 08, 2018

yellow_cat_2892 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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indigo_monkey_316
Jan 07, 2018

indigo_monkey_316 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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musical_rachie
Jan 03, 2018

musical_rachie thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Dec 27, 2017

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blue_bird_3692
Dec 16, 2017

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ompom
Nov 29, 2017

ompom thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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AjaydeepSingh
Nov 21, 2017

AjaydeepSingh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 1

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SF_READER
Oct 26, 2017

SF_READER thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Oct 25, 2017

anne1212li thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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PimaLib_JeanSC Jun 01, 2017

"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.

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khan_sohaib
Jan 18, 2017

"Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows and that's uncool"- Amos

sanamg Dec 27, 2016

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."

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jmli
Oct 22, 2016

"Don't judge a boy by his face."

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LifeLoverSam
Jul 18, 2016

"I don't think we can teach empathy , but we can inspire it ."
- R.J Palacio

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blue_dog_11984
Jul 09, 2016

"All you need is love"

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isabellalli
Jul 02, 2016

Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows, and that's uncool.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

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natalia1001
Jun 23, 2016

Auggie, you are a wonder, my wonder.

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

"You are a wonder Auggie, my wonder"

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Eric_23
Jun 15, 2016

" 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."

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uddamgill
May 04, 2017

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CheesecakeLo
Jun 23, 2016

Wonder

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....

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

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.

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trin0707
Aug 29, 2015

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.

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ginbubs
Aug 02, 2015

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?

ddurkin0726 Jul 13, 2015

A sad book about a boy who is disabled

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adam2005
Jul 10, 2015

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.

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Bookworm_11_10
Jul 09, 2015

Great book teaching children about the reality of life. Love it!

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vippolito
Jun 29, 2015

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.

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wish_for_style
Jun 09, 2015

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.

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angeliquelong
Jun 22, 2017

Other: Used the word "retarded" as an insult.

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