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Wonder

Palacio, R. J. (Large Print - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Authors: Palacio, R. J.
Title: Wonder
Publisher: Waterville, ME :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
Characteristics: 481 pages (large print) ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: R.J. Palacio
Notes: "Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge"--Copyright page
Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
ISBN: 9781410457417
1410457419
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE j PALACIO 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
Subject Headings: Abnormalities, Human Juvenile fiction Self-acceptance Juvenile fiction Middle schools Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Large type books
Topical Term: Abnormalities, Human
Self-acceptance
Middle schools
Schools
LCCN: 2012050721
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Oct 22, 2014
  • notthatjenn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best book about a child with severe craniofacial deformities you'll ever read.

Oct 17, 2014
  • gurniwazgagar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was really amazing. It showed how the life of a deformed person is and how he reacted to it. August has a really great story amongst him. I wish there is a sequel to this. <3

Sep 01, 2014
  • viviyencao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book! The plot was really interesting and along with the book, the cover of the book is really nice too! I liked how the chapters or sections switch from character to character. Their perspective and how they behave are well written.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "August is born with his faced deformed, which prevents him going to mainstream school, until now. I read this uplifting story to my kids, about an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and loved it!"

This book is touching and really shows the importance of being kind to one another just reading this book will make you a better person.

In wonder August Pullman has been home schooled since he was in 4th grade due to a facial deformity but now he is going to 5th grade in a regular school and he is scared to death.

Read about August and his family, friends and foes.

You will love this book,
Happy Reading:)

Aug 13, 2014
  • Septemberly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was an interesting read. While it is is not great literature, it was a fun read, and opened my eyes a little more to the importance of being kind.

"When you have to choose between being right and being kind, choose kind."

Aug 02, 2014
  • orange_panther_19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

THIS IS A MUST-READ!!!!!

Aug 01, 2014
  • ypzheng rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Wonder" is actually one of my favorite books that was introduced to me by a friend. This book helped me understand the quote, "Don't judge the book by its cover". August is different but his is same as everyone else as you get to know him.

Jul 30, 2014
  • jcui rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great sad touching book

Jul 22, 2014
  • JUAN14 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

great book !!! it gonna leave u with a lesson, filled with laughter, sadness and middle school experiences
great read for ages 9 to 14

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Oct 22, 2014
  • jcui rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 03, 2014
  • white_cheetah_106 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 13, 2014
  • orange_otter_100 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 26, 2014
  • samcoughlan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 21, 2014
  • RegeniaS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 20, 2014
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Jul 15, 2014
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Jul 10, 2014
  • orange_zebra_194 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 30, 2014
  • violet_horse_832 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • nadayassin1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

august is boy that is not like the others he has a rare face and because of that he is being teased and bullied then he noticed that it does not matter how he looks from the outside, it matters from the inside.

Jun 28, 2014
  • EliA14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is an inspirational and motivational book of how our differences should only make us stronger. Wonder is a book about an extraordinary boy(august Pullman or auggie) who goes in middle school for the first time and goes on a journey of a lifetime🎀

Jun 01, 2013
  • ginger___lee1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was about a little boy with a gene that made his face deformed. It describes his first days at school and how he copes.

There are some sad parts in the book but it is one of those reads that makes you feel good after you read it and it really makes you enjoy what you have.

Jul 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Have the tissues nearby as you read this heartwarming tale about August “Auggie” Pullman, a ten year old boy heading to school for the first time, after being unable to previously attend due to his twenty seven plus surgeries medically necessary to correct the genetic condition he was born with that basically renders him without a face. Well, ok, he does sort of have a face, but it’s one that frightens people the minute they set their eyes upon it. As Auggie describes it – he has - partial cauliflower ears halfway down his face that look like a newborn’s clenched fist sticking out the side of his head, sunken cheeks atop melted wrinkled skin, and eyes that are mismatched and slanted in a drooping, yet bulging way. Auggie is used to the stares and whispers of strangers on the street but now that he’s enrolled in school like all the other “normal” ten year olds, can he actually just be a normal kid and just be Auggie? Because to him, that’s all he is, a ten year old boy aching to fit in and make some friends, but will the other students at Beecher Prep be able to look past his face and see him for whom he really is? This story takes you from September to June of Auggie’s fifth grade year and you will laugh and cry alike. A great read for anyone looking for a wonderful story. Reviewed by DH

Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Auggie Pullman has never had to go to school with other kids. Lucky him you say? Not so much. You see, Auggie’s a great kid. Loves his Star Wars and his Xbox and all the other stuff kids are into. He also has had more surgeries than most people go through in an entire lifetime, and he’s only in the fifth grade. Born with severe birth defects that have rendered his face very different from that of other kids he’s been homeschooled for years. Now, at long last, he has a chance to go to a small school near his home for the first time. He’s always had to deal with people treating him differently. The real question is whether or not he can get them to look beyond his face to see how he’s just the most ordinary kid you ever did know.

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Jul 25, 2014
  • greenthumbtack rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.” -- Mr. Tushman

Jul 13, 2014
  • SpringAltman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“AUGUST PULLMAN'S PRECEPT
Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world. --Auggie”

Jul 11, 2014
  • LJH88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.”

Jun 28, 2014
  • EliA14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" I wont describe what I look like. Whatever your thinking its probably worse"

Jun 24, 2014
  • blue_hippo_104 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. " -Dr. Wayne Dyer

For a second, I imagined how cool it would be... To have all these people standing up and cheering for me. I think it should be a rule that everyone gets a standing ovation at least once in their life.

Sep 16, 2013
  • nanajoe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Shall we make a new rule of life ... always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"

Aug 14, 2013
  • tkitson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"that's miranda?"................................ "it's not miranda...it's via."

Jul 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” same quote as bird but it has a lot of meaning into it.

Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Jack, sometimes you don’t have to be mean to hurt someone.”

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Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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