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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.

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 28mm | 240g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W chapter heads
  • 0552565970
  • 9780552565974
  • 87

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`Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant` Observer `What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry` -- Malorie Blackman `The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio, a New York graphic designer whose debut novel, Wonder, is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some ... It is dark, funny, touching and no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year` The Times `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

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About R. J. Palacio

R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold over a million copies worldwide and has spent over two years in the UK and US bestseller charts.

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