Wonder: R. J. Palacio

Wonder: R. J. Palacio

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ISBN13: 9780552565974
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'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.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 316
Item Height 38 mm
Item Width 130 mm
Item Weight 300 Gram
Product Dimensions 130 x 38 x 196
Publisher Corgi Childrens
Format Paperback | 316
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.

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 *

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.