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Wonder

by R.J. Palacio

I 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...

I 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.

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Hardcover - 315 pages - $16.99
ISBN: 0375869026 (ISBN13: 9780375869020)
Published Feb 14, 2012 by Knopf
First published 2012

why I requested this book

This book is a must read!! Unfortunately our community has been saddened by the effects of bullying.. This book shows triumph over ignorance and will hopefully...

This book is a must read!! Unfortunately our community has been saddened by the effects of bullying.. This book shows triumph over ignorance and will hopefully push to accepting of differences!

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I am aiming to get these books for each school in our community! It sends a strong message about differences and bullying!

I am aiming to get these books for each school in our community! It sends a strong message about differences and bullying!

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