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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 clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375899881
Characteristics: 1 online resource (315 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 20, 2017

Everyone if you don't want to wait the book is free on this link http://www.lakewoodcityschools.org/userfiles/2658/Wonder%20-%20comp%203_8%20-%20audiopdf.pdf

Nov 16, 2017

This one was recommended to me by a childhood friend. He didn't really give me much detail, but just asked if I had read it on one of my "motivational/ inspirational" quote posts that I try to share. It had been checked out at the library for a few weeks, but once it became available I grabbed it up. It was a super quick read (maybe because it is actually supposed to be for "tweens"), but I really enjoyed it. I thought the author hit the nail on the head with all of the characters (and human nature). In the end goodness wins and it was a great reminder to be KIND! I saw the book has since been made into a movie (and also has some follow up books as well). Not sure I'll watch the film, but I think this is a great book for anyone to pick up! I would give it a 9 out of 10.

Nov 16, 2017

This is probably the best book in the whole intire world.I think if you are a person who loves to read grade 3's should start reading this.Once i read this book i shared it with my teacher then she read it to the whole entire class everyone was so intrested and i decided to read Auggie And me i loved it so much tooo.i think even if you are not old enougn to read this book a adult should read it to you.this is now my favourite book but also my favourite author. I dont know but everyone in their life should get a chance to read this book . I recommend it to everybody.i am 9 years old here and i still loved it i read it all by my self. If you are a teacher reading this i think you should read this to your class. This is for everyone and not just some people. Their should be a rule about reading this once in your life time that is how much i love this book. I cant wait for the movie based on this story to come out.~Bonnie~

Nov 15, 2017

People Never Make Fun Of Auggie or else you are Julian the worst and who cares about the lady who wrote I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman But She Is actually wrong and P.S.(That is in the book cover)

Nov 05, 2017

Wonder is a very great book but i want to see the movie

VaughanPLDonnalee Nov 05, 2017

This is a well-written, funny and sweet story about tolerance and kindness. Augie is a great character. The book is a very pleasant, easy and engaging read. I did, however, find it all very predictable and a bit by-the-numbers. I guess I was expecting it to be a little more intense and powerful. I do, however, understand the hype about this book and why it has become so popular. I'm glad I read it.

Oct 27, 2017

An amazing book for any age.

Oct 26, 2017

I read Wonder this summer and would highly recommend it to all reader levels, but particularly grade 4-8, the years where youth really tend to size one another up, and one’s physical presence often, sadly, outweighs the depth of one’s personality. It reminds me of the 1980 film of Elephant Man about John Merrick, a severely deformed man in late 19th century London.

Thus Wonder is a contemporary story of reflecting on our assumptions, biases, and especially first impressions of people. It also is an invitation to think deeper about our relationships with people: who do we choose to hang with, how do they make us feel (really feel)?, and how do we make other people feel with our words and actions. The vocabulary is light and a relatively quick read, but the depth of thinking is potentially deep for YA especially.

BAS & SMS Ss I invite you to read it and offer your opinions! Mme M-A.

Oct 25, 2017

When I was in grade 5 my teacher read this to the whole class and it was so happy and sad and wonderful it was a mix of emotions to me which I love to get and I cried a little bit ish

Oct 19, 2017

I am a 70 year old grandma and found this book extraordinary. I enjoy reading YA books and do so occasionally. I first saw an 8-year-old reading it, and recommended it to my grandson who was then 9. It can be read by children that young, but much of it will escape them and the pat about Austin's sister Olivia (Via) and her boyfriend would be less of interest to them.

But the book as a whole is a powerful story of a boy with a serious facial disformity who has been sheltered the first ten years of his life. He has been home schooled but starts 5th grade in a private middle school. The month before starting school, he goes with his mother to meet the principal and then is taken around the school by three fell students, one of whom soon becomes his nemesis.

There are a lot of subtle and not so subtle issues in the book as we follow Auggie through the school year. The first and last parts are told by Auggie, with other parts told by two friends, his (older) sister, and then his sister's boyfriend. I think it would be an excellent book to read aloud to a 4th or 5th grader as there are so many things that can be discussed.

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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.

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."

Oct 22, 2016

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

Jul 18, 2016

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

Jul 09, 2016

"All you need is love"

Jul 02, 2016

Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows, and that's uncool.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Jun 23, 2016

Auggie, you are a wonder, my wonder.

Jun 23, 2016

"You are a wonder Auggie, my wonder"

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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May 04, 2017


Jun 23, 2016


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....

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.

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.

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

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.

Jul 09, 2015

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

Jun 29, 2015

Wonder is a heartwarming little novel about ten-year-old Auggie entering a public middle school. The first day of school is terrifying as it is, but imagine this being your first time in public school ever with facial deformities. This is Auggie's tale of coping with his new life and enduring the struggles of middle school.

Jun 09, 2015

August (Auggie) Pullman has been born with facial problems, and things don't go much better when he starts to go to a public school. rEAD about his journey as a kid who can't help but to stand out.

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Jun 22, 2017

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

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