Wonder by Palacio. R.J. ( 2013 ) Paperback

Wonder by Palacio. R.J. ( 2013 ) Paperback

by R J Palacio (Illustrator)


'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
Edition: 1
Publisher: VCCUIOB
Published: 03 Jan 2014

ISBN 10: 0552565970
ISBN 13: 9780552565974
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years
Book Overview: The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out because of the way he looks.
Prizes: Winner of Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2013 and Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2013. Commended for Berkshire Book Award 2013. Shortlisted for Hampshire Book Award 2015 and Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2014 and Carnegie Medal 2013. Long-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013 and UK Literacy Association Book Award: Ages 3-11 2012.

Media Reviews
Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds * Guardian *
Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant * Observer *
It wreaks emotional havoc . . . To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that * Independent *
When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should * Financial Times *
Awesome . . . So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing * Glamour *
Author Bio
R. J. Palacio lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold 5 million copies worldwide.