'My name is August. I won't describe to you what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, Wonder is a frank, funny, astonishingly moving debut to eb read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 156 x 215 x 26mm | 398g
- 07 Jun 2012
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
"What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry" "A story of intense action and intense introspection ... a beautifully told lesson in empathy that requires that the reader find sympathy for each of the principle actors in the story. Palacio is a wonderful storyteller and her characters are bright, well-rounded and intensely likeable. Wonder is a beautiful book that is full of sorrow and triumph, emotional without being manipulative - highly recommended." boingboing.net "Can I just say right now that I loved Wonder by R.J. Palacio? I want EVERYONE to read it. (That's right, I shouted!) In fact, if it were out right now I'd be buying copies to give to other people to read. I loved it, it was so sweet and real. It's sad, funny, inspiring, infuriating, eye opening and awesome! It's hard for me to express just how much I loved this book. It's an eye opener for any age" Attack of the Book "In its assured simplicity and boldness (reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird), it also has the power to move hearts and change minds" Guardian "When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it" Financial Times
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.