Wonder (Thorndike Literacy Bridge) (Large Print / Hardcover)
Wonder is a heartwarming, uplifting book about kindness and courage. You must read this if you’re going into 5th grade, just finished 5th grade, have ever been in 5th grade, or are the parent of the aforementioned. Great family discussion book, and if you enjoyed Wonder check out Palacio’s other related books 365 Days of Wonder and Auggie & Me.— Anne
Wonder is a good book and exhibits love. Throughout the book the interesting plot line keeps you hooked. It is a sad, uplifting, and a lovable book. At some points it makes me want to cry. I recommend this book for ages 11-18.— Customer - Isabella, age 12
A book for all ages (my mom couldn’t put it down). Highly recommended because it shows the beauty in everyone, no matter what they look like and has an amazing ending!— Customer - Scout, from Arizona
kids Kids Indie Next List
“This is one of the most uplifting stories to come along in a while. Fifth-grader Auggie is a normal kid, except that he has been homeschooled till now because of a facial deformity that he has had since birth. This is a story of acceptance -- a story about going beyond the surface to get to know someone. Great family and classmate relationships ring true and make this a story that can make you both laugh and cry, and one you will never forget.”
— Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity 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.
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
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
R. J. PALACIO lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. "Wonder" is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.