Wonder

Wonder

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 5 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. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780375899881
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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"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 a... Read More »

The thing that I liked about the book was that a guy was strong in coping with operations and, getting bullies stronger than all the others put together. This book shows other people doing good and, bad things. The book is called Wonder because it makes you wonder if you were him or them. One d... Read More »

(Gr 4-9) Born with facial abnormalities, Augie leaves the shelter of home-schooling to enter 6th grade. How will he get past the stares and whispers to make a friend?

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »


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zainaslam14
Apr 11, 2021

"Wonder" by Palacio, RJ is a wonderful, heartfelt story about a boy, Auggie Pullman, who was born with facial deformity. Throughout the course of the story, he encounters challenges within school that develop his character overtime. This book teaches you to be accepting of everyone and makes you realize how fortunate you really are. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun and interesting read.

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erri_cc
Apr 10, 2021

This book is filled with many heartwarming and empathetic moments. This is definitely one of my favorite childhood books, because the plot relates to so many people that are actually living through it in real life. It's about a boy who has disabilities, which makes it difficult for him in school. He learns how to ignore others and focus on himself when others make fun of him. One thing really unique about this story is that it shows the story through perspectives of different characters. This helped me gain an insight on what everybody was thinking and why they thought that, which really helped my understanding of the book.

This book is sweet and delivers a story that will leave readers with a warm heart and positive message. It's a great read for young children as well, and as a kid who loved reading this is one of my favorites. Auggie is inspirational as he struggles with his deformity and fitting in, which in truth is what all of us strive for as well.

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Anita_Dickey
Mar 10, 2021

i read this book to fulfil the goal read a book about body positivity. the book itself was just ok. not really great but definately not bad. I loved it though as i was reading this book my 2nd grader curled up in my lap and said mom, i think i know that book. is that the one where the boy looked all funny but he was really nice and he had a nice dog and it teaches you that it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside and that all you need is to be a really great friend. we then we on to have an amazing conversation about the book. It made this book hold a special place in my heart as the first one my son and i ever talked about outside of a school assignment or a prompting from me.

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Isaiah_C0
Mar 08, 2021

Wonder, by R.J Palacio, follows the story of August Pullman who was born with a facial deformity that made it hard for him to attend a real school. This story follows him as he enters the fifth grade and how students treat him because of his deformity. The story is written in a way where different students and different family members can show what they were thinking and why they were thinking it. This literary device creates an intricately woven story about coming to age and facing the world about who you are. This book was amazing, I would recommend this book to the age group of 8 and up.

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nityarjnd
Jan 15, 2021

Wonder by RJ Palacio is about a young boy named August Pullman who was born with a facial abnormality that makes him appear differently to others. The book goes over his internal conflict and struggles with other children and adults. The book reflects on his insecurities and personality through this captivating tale. Wonder makes readers realize that superficiality is our worst enemy when judging people and their character. I would suggest that children 11+ read this, and give it 4/5 stars.

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keerthananoru
Jan 12, 2021

Wonder is a really amazing story of a boy (Auggie) who has facial differences. Because of this, throughout his life he is always looked down upon and is stared at. He is starting 5th grade. He has wonderful family support, but this is really scary for Auggie. He doesn't want to be bullied. The book is about Auggie finding himself, and learning how to not care. He finds good friends which he doesn’t get along with at first. There are many ups, and downs throughout the story. I love how the book changes perspective to other characters. It has the perfect amount of humor too! If you finish reading the book, I recommend watching the movie.

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Aashirya
Dec 28, 2020

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a story about a boy named August Pullman (Auggie)
who was born with a facial difference. He was homeschooled all of his life, but he
enrolled into a private school for fifth grade. He makes some friends, but he gets
bullied by many of the other students. I liked how brave he was, even though some
people were treating him as different from them. I would recommend this book to
everyone, as it is inspiring to see how courageous Auggie was, when faced with
bullies and others who tried to tear him down.

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blue_panda_4979
Nov 13, 2020

This book is so amazing! I loved it so much! I don't mean to be cheesy but very few books and movies make me cry and this is one of them!🥺😢

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Bushra_20
Sep 28, 2020

August “Auggie” Pullman has had 27 surgeries to correct facial anomalies he was born with, but he still has a face that has earned him such cruel nicknames as Freak, Freddy Krueger, Gross-out and Lizard face. His facial features look like they’ve been melted, like the drippings on a candle. When August begins middle school, he is nervous because he cannot even walk down the school corridor without being the subject of stares and cruelty. This book gives a realistic look at the frankly brutal reality. It manages to be about a person with an unlucky and rare syndrome, who we love not out of sympathy but out of love for him. Auggie may be finding his place in the world, but that world must find a way to make room for him, too. Indeed this is a memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder.

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erri_cc
Apr 10, 2021

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blue_panda_4979
Nov 13, 2020

blue_panda_4979 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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blue_rat_306
Oct 01, 2020

blue_rat_306 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

pink_butterfly_2444 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 25

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eliram493
Aug 25, 2020

eliram493 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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kyang_91
Jul 19, 2020

kyang_91 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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gurleen03
Jul 01, 2020

gurleen03 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Mr_Asian__jr
Aug 27, 2019

Mr_Asian__jr thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

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anaberesac
Mar 11, 2019

anaberesac thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Ana89_0
Dec 09, 2019

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

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black_cat_5066
Dec 23, 2018

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

PimaLib_JeanSC Jun 01, 2017

"Let's face it, the universe was not kind to Auggie Pullman." -- Miranda

And still Auggie was able to face the world -- not always an easy thing for him, but he carries it out with intelligence and humor.

The movie is due out in November.

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khan_sohaib
Jan 18, 2017

"Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows and that's uncool"- Amos

sanamg Dec 27, 2016

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."

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jmli
Oct 22, 2016

"Don't judge a boy by his face."

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LifeLoverSam
Jul 18, 2016

"I don't think we can teach empathy , but we can inspire it ."
- R.J Palacio

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natalia1001
Jun 23, 2016

Auggie, you are a wonder, my wonder.

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

"You are a wonder Auggie, my wonder"

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Eric_23
Jun 15, 2016

" Not just the nature of kindness, but the nature of one's kindness. The power of ones friendship. The test of one's character. The strength of ones courage."

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yose_0
Mar 12, 2019

I would rate this book a 100/100 this book is really and sad at the same time. If you pay attention to the book then this book will make you cry. The author makes you reflect on how you treat other people. What i liked about this book is that you can reflect on how you treat other people and act with people just like you and different then you. That you should be careful on what you say and act because words/actions hurt you know especially if you are different. I didn’t dislike anything of this book i loved reading these types of books sad and emotional. I would recommend this book to my godsister she is like me we enjoy these types of books that make you reflect and make you a better person. A little boy that is ten years old and he’s not like the other ten years old like him. The main character is August "Auggie" Pullman. Auggie has something called facial deformity. And the following characters are
Via Pullman. ...
Isabel Pullman. ...
Nate Pullman. ...
Jack Will. ...
Summer Dawson. ...
Julian Albans. ...
Mr. Tushman.
READ THE BOOK!!!!!

peachee7012 Mar 17, 2018

It is about a 5th grader named August "Auggie" who has a facial difference and has been home-schooled for most of his young life. He gets enrolled at a middle school for 5th grade and wants nothing more than to feel normal. Instead Auggie gets bullied for his appearance from his peers and along the way you hear from not only Auggie, but from others who are around him begin to wonder what it means to have empathy and compassion. What it means to be a friend, how to accept your friend, but mostly how to be just "act a little kinder than necessary - the world would be a better place".

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uddamgill
May 04, 2017

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CheesecakeLo
Jun 23, 2016

Wonder

A boy named August is homeschooled because he was born with a distorted face. In Grade 5 he goes to school for the first time and makes new friends. And enemies....

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

August Pullman has facial deformations he was born with. His childhood consisted of many surgeries and hospital visits. But once he reaches the fifth grade, he starts school at Beecher Prep after being homeschooled his whole life. He encounters many different people, like Julian who isn't the nicest to Auggie. The story is written from many different points of view, including students from Auggies school, his older sister, Olivia and her friends, exploring different opinions on the situation.

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trin0707
Aug 29, 2015

In this book we follow August as he goes to school for the first time in Grade 5. When August was born, he was born with a facial deformity. Because of this he has never gone to school. You will also be reading about the people around him and their journeys.

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ginbubs
Aug 02, 2015

12 year old Auggie Pullman is anxious to start school for the first time. His face is deformed, which makes everything a lot harder. Will Auggie be able to get through the year and make friends, despite what he looks like on the inside?

ddurkin0726 Jul 13, 2015

A sad book about a boy who is disabled

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a_rudy13
Jul 10, 2015

August Pullman is a boy with rare facial problems. As he enters school for the first time at Beecher prep, he meets new friends and gets teased about and bullied just because of his facial deformities. Wonder is an example of the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover". Read it to find out more about his journey.

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theranger_strider
Jul 09, 2015

Great book teaching children about the reality of life. Love it!

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kristen555
Jan 02, 2019

Other: DONT USE THE WORD retarded AT ALL

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mmterry
Apr 12, 2018

Other: People who think retarded is a bad word are retarded

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angeliquelong
Jun 22, 2017

Other: Used the word "retarded" as an insult.

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