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Wonder R. J. PalacioI won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school–until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.



Memorable Quotes:

“You can’t exactly blend in when you were born to stand out.”
— Auggie
“Mr. Browne’s September precept: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer”
“Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world.”
— Auggie



Author: R. J. Palacio