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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. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you'll never forget.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W chapter heads
  • 0552575968
  • 9780552575966

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"Remarkable ... It has the power to move hearts and change minds" Guardian "Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" Observer "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 "Awesome ... So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing" Glamourshow more

About R. J. Palacio

R. J. Palacio lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold 5 million copies worldwide.show more

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"Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds"show more

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343,322 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 59% (203,122)
4 28% (96,872)
3 9% (31,818)
2 2% (7,298)
1 1% (4,212)
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