By R. J. Palacio

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Grades 4 - 7Grades K - 1Guided Reading: V n/a73053

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.

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9780375869020
ISBN-10: 0375969020
Published on 2/14/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 320

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August "Auggie" Pullman, a 10 years old boy in 5th grade who would be starting middle school at Beecher Prep Middle School with genetics disorder. His older sister, Olivia "Via" who starting high school who always been on Auggie's side as long as he could remember, same with his parents; Isabel and Nate. The Pullmans also have dog, Daisy but died later in the book then gotten new puppy, Bear. While at school, he met few kids; Jack Will, Julian Albans, Charlotte Cody, Ximena Chin, and Summer. And his another sister-like, Via's friend, Miranda Nazas who often calls him "Major Tom". This book have 8 parts; 1st part about August, 2nd part about Via, 3rd part about Summer, 4th part about Jack, 5th part about Justin, Via's boyfriend, 6th part again about August, 7th part about Via's friend, Miranda Nazas, and lastly but not at least 8th part is again about August. This bookis so realistic that I finished in just one day and I DEFINITELY going to recommend this! - Happy Reading!

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If you like this book, I recommend the other book by this author.

I love this book. There is a movie, but I think the book is better.

I watched the movie before

my teacher read that book before

Great book. The movie was better but the book was so good.

It was long but good. I was shipping him and summer.

This book is fascinating. Its story is from many perspectives. It is about a boy different from all the other kids. He goes to school for the first time and faces many difficulties. it is one of those books that are impossible to make the right prediction. That's what makes it so interesting.

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