Wonder

R.J. Palacio

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Wonder 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

  • Title: Wonder
  • Author: R.J. Palacio
  • ISBN: 9780375869020
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 than to be treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can t get past Auggie s extraordinary face WONDER,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 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 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 thewonderofwonderSource penguinrandomhouse

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    1. Wendy Darling on said:

      Wonder is one of those rare books that makes you want to hug everyone in it so tightly that they’ll have no doubt about how much you love them…and beyond that, it also makes you want to reach out and hug the whole world. It’s an upbeat, humorous, life-affirming story that deserves to be read—and it’s one that may just change its readers, too.If you remember how terrifying it was to be a kid on a day to day basis, you’ll appreciate August’s story. 10-year-old Auggie is going to scho [...]

    2. Rick Riordan on said:

      Ye gods, what a wonderful book! I don't read a lot of realistic middle grade fiction. I tend to gravitate toward fantasy. But this is probably the best such book I've read since Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.The main character August (Auggie) Pullman is a ten-year-old boy with severe facial abnormalities. Little kids scream when they see him. Older kids make fun of him and call him a freak. Auggie is home-schooled through grade four, but for middle school his p [...]

    3. Zoë on said:

      Watch my review & discussion here: youtube/watch?v=txeTrWhat a WONDERful first book of the year! I read this book almost too quickly, I wanted it to last longer. This might be technically a children's book, but it really was such a special and meaningful read and I highly recommend that everyone read this once in their lives!

    4. Aly (Fantasy4eva) on said:

      Personally, I prefer my ARC cover. You like? :)[image error]August has always known that he's different. But he's learned to long accept that people will always stare at his face, and there's nothing he can do about it. So why not just live life the best way possible? With a loving family always by his side, although originally not at all happy about starting school, he soon starts to warm to the idea. Having been home-schooled for many years he is now more vulnerable than ever.Like any person t [...]

    5. Catie on said:

      I feel like I want to attach a giant asterisk to those two stars up there: *I acknowledge that this opinion will not be shared by 90% or more of readers. I know that most everyone is going to love this book: it’s a very sweet, heartwarming story. And on top of that – it’s well written and flows really nicely. I finished it in one afternoon. For a really well thought-out, positive review I would read Flannery’s. If you insist on staying here – be prepared for dissent and lot of middle-s [...]

    6. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      "You really are a wonder, Auggie. You are a wonder."I've read this book twice now, and it will definitely always have a special place in my heart. This is a book that makes me laugh, makes me cry, and gives me endless amounts of hope. I love this book, and will probably be giving out copies to my friends and family this Christmas. first read in May 2013

    7. Elyse on said:

      Update: Saw the 10am movie this morning. Paul bought our tickets --while I covered my face with my hat until we got to our seats in the dark theater. I have a small surgery this coming Monday in the doctor's office on my nose (thank heavens for the numbing prescription cream) >> before the shots and knife come at me.Then the bigger surgery, Nov. 29th, at the hospital, --so I wanted to see this film (escape from hiding inside my home) --as my inspiration --before more cutting on my face! I [...]

    8. Candace on said:

      Wow! I am so glad that I finally got around to listening to this story. 'Wonder' had been sitting on my TBR list for a really long time, but I had been waiting for a time to listen to it with my daughters. That time finally arrived last weekend, when we had to spend a full day in the car on a trip.I had read many great reviews for this book, so I had really high hopes going into it. In fact, I was worried that I would be disappointed, as I often am with a book that is surrounded by so much hype. [...]

    9. Janina on said:

      I feel a bit like a cold-hearted snob for giving this book two stars. I am not saying that it isn't an uplifting story definitely worth being told (and read), but I can't deny that there were a few aspects I had problems with and that the story didn't trigger the emotional reaction I expected it to.Wonder is the story of August Pullman's first year at school. Auggie is a ten-year-old boy born with a facial anomaly that has required him to undergo countless operations and made him an outsider wit [...]

    10. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      I hate reviewing books that I'm crazy about. I never can get across how wonderful they are. This is one of those books. Sorry Christina. Words do hurt. The universe has not been kind to Auggie Pullman. He was born with facial deformities. He has had multiple surgeries but he still gets people stopping when they see him and ugly remarks made about him.He had been homeschooled up until the fifth grade due to his many recoveries from the surgeries and I think to protect him from other people. His p [...]

    11. Emily May on said:

      It would be pretty impossible to properly review this book without getting just a touch spoilery. I think I could actually sum up rather succinctly what it was that made this book only get three stars from me, and also what I'm sure will be many readers' deciding factor as to whether they will love it or not. Basically, you should love this novel if you like stories that end with this:(view spoiler)["It was one of those great June days when the sky is completely blue and the sun is shining but i [...]

    12. Kai on said:

      “I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”A normal boy, with an unusual face, starting school for the first time in his life.August was born with facial abnormalities, went through lots of operations, but his face still looks far from normal. Now he's about to start middle school, and because he's been homeschooled by his mom ever since, he's both scared and excited.This book. It's Amazing.While sometimes sad and sh [...]

    13. Flannery on said:

      August Pullman burrowed under my skin and punched me in my tear ducts pretty early on in this book. Maybe it was his Star Wars obsession, or his sense of humor, or his general spirit that captured me but it was probably all three—and so much more. As a kid with craniofacial abnormalities, he's heard it all, all the awful names kids (and adults) can come up with. He's seen all the horrified looks. Until this year, though, he'd never been to school. Wonder follows Auggie as he starts his year un [...]

    14. Megan Johnson on said:

      Review coming tomorrow!!! BE ON THE LOOK OUT 😃😃😃It has taken me a few days to get to this review because I needed to process this book fully. August is the main character in this book and he has an abnormal face. For 2 years Auggie wore an Astronauts helmet so that no one would be able to see his face. It's not like kind of face that only a mother could love, in fact it's the kind of face that everyone loves. Auggie is a very special personal and someone that many people should look up [...]

    15. Thomas on said:

      Yes. Yes. Yes. Wonder is one of those books that just makes me want to say Yes."I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks."We've all been bullied before. Criticized or cast aside because of how we talk, what we wear, or who we hang out with. But I doubt that many of us have experienced anything like what August Pullman went through. Ten-year-old Auggie wa [...]

    16. Alex Farrand on said:

      This book is wonderful. I am very glad to have read this novel. I started reading this out loud to my daughter, but she wasn't having it. I plan to read this to her when she is older, because of her father.Story time: Once upon a time there was this man named Lance Corporal Cracknell. His platoon or battalion (not sure which it was) was stationed out in Afghanistan and they were doing their daily hump. While walking, third in line, he steps on an explosive. KABOOM. Luckily, he didn't die, becaus [...]

    17. Josu Grilli on said:

      Madre mía. Llevaba tiempo sin leer un libro tan rápido. Ha durado menos de un día en mis manos.Wonder. La lección de August es un libro que tenía pendiente de leer desde hace bastantes años. La gente no paraba de recomendármelo, pero no soy muy fan de las historias que siento que están hechas para que me emocione. Sin embargo, leí la primera página y ya estuve introducido en la historia. La manera de narrar de RJ Palacio es espectacular.Uno de los motivos que me han llevado a leer esta [...]

    18. Maddie on said:

      🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5 Wonder stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Recommended for all ages and lovers of Young Adult🌟🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞Doctors have come from distant cities just to see me stand over my bed disbelieving what they’re seeing   They say I must be one of the wonders of god’s own creation and as far as they can see they can offer no explanation —NATALIE MERCHANT, “Wonder"🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞ORDINARY!I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. I me [...]

    19. AhmedEjaz on said:

      "If every single 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."Hear me out, people of Earth!! You just need to read this book! Like right now! *Look who's sayin' this. One who was also delaying in reading this precious gem.*Okay, I am confessing. I didn't read this book after pure desire. No! Fortunately, It got selected in our buddy read in Pakistani Readers group. And [...]

    20. James Trevino on said:

      This was something special.I’ve seen this book on Instagram for so long and I usually shy away from titles this overhyped, but the hype was right for once!WONDER is the story August Pullman (or Auggie), a little boy facing a rare disease that causes facial deformity and his Journey through school and life in general. Is also the story of the people around him and of their way of living with Auggie and that is probably what makes it so heartfelt.WONDER is also a work to learn from. I feel its p [...]

    21. Luffy on said:

      I went in expecting sadness, misery, bleakness, joylessness, in the book. I can understand the popularity of the book. I got caught unawares. This is a book that can be recommended to everybody. There is a lot of joie de vivre present.This love of life is imbued in the short and fragile chapters of the book. There is a lesson present in most chapters, but I chose to read it as a thriller, instead of a fable. I really dreaded something horrible would happen to August.Instead we get a light-toned [...]

    22. Angela M on said:

      I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while. I recently saw the movie, which I thought was so well done, but I wish I had read the book first . Even though the movie was pretty true to the book with a few minor differences, the problem with seeing the movie first is that as I read the book I saw the actors rather than imagining them as the author wrote them. Because the movie was so true to the book, I almost felt at times as if I’d already read it. Having said that, I’m still very gla [...]

    23. Hannah Greendale on said:

      Ten-year-old August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a rare facial deformity. He’s had twenty-seven surgeries on his face and has always been homeschooled – until now. This year, Auggie is being mainstreamed and will enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep. Fitting in is hard enough when you’re the new kid, but Auggie will have to work extra hard to get his classmates to look past his extraordinary face. If I found a magic lamp and I could have one wish, I would wish that I had a normal face that [...]

    24. LolaReviewer on said:

      My former high school librarian recommended this book to me when it came out. I should have read it then. Always trust a librarian. This is an impossible book to dislike. It’s so full of human emotions – kindness, love, courage, determination, fear – and so full of beautiful messages.August Pullman is a wonderful boy. Not retarded. He functions normally and is pretty smart. But he is facially deformed, which makes it psychologically challenging for him to go out, let alone attend school. B [...]

    25. Cheri on said:

      ”the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”August Pullman has seen more, been through more at the somewhat tender age of ten than most people go through in an entire lifetime. Twenty-seven surgeries, surgeries to correct craniofacial deviations from what is considered normal, and yet strangers still gawk, people are rude and hurtful. Most of his life has been fairly sheltered, but soon he is about to face the challenge of attending schools, with other kids his [...]

    26. Lala BooksandLala on said:

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

    27. Aj the Ravenous Reader on said:

      “Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives because we all overcometh the world.”-Auggie Pullman August Pullman or “Auggie” is a young boy most unlike any normal kid. There is no easy way to say it. He was born with facial abnormality. Auggie said it himself in the beginning of the story. It’s hard to describe what he looks like because it’s probably worse than whatever we might be thinking.Auggie has won my heart right there at the first page of [...]

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