A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. 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 ...
A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. 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 , a #1 New York Times bestseller, 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. 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, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind #1 New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time New York Times Book Review Notable Book Washington Post Best Kids' Book "In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." -- Entertainment Weekly "Rich and memorable." -- The New York Times "A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." -- Wall Street Journal
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My son needed to read this book for school. It was in such demand from the local library I bought a copy so I could also read it. It was such a great story and a flowy efficient read. I recommend it to any parent/child ages 10 and up. Excellent subject matter.
Mar 19, 2016
Knowledge can dissolve fear!!!
This is a awesome book. I recommend getting it for your children and reading it together. Different in today's world is discouraged. Different by birth can be terrible unless you have wise parents. My 4th grade granddaughter is reading this and she is engrossed! I also recommend 365 Days of Wonder. Enjoy!!!
Nov 7, 2013
Wonder is a MUST READ
One of the most enjoyable, thought provoking and important reads for adults and particularly children. The book's seemingly simple structure, the children's perspective and vivid imagery that's conjured up make this such an easy and engaging read. There is just so much to get out of this book and the emotional journey is thrilling...I've cried on the tube, wanted to jump up and cheer at points and haven't forgotten one of the characters since reading it. All probably sounds OTT but really a fantastic read...thank you RJ Palacio!
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