Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder
by R. J. Palacio

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 6 minutes
First Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-0375869020

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Publisher’s Description

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 more 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.

Quotes from Wonder

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.”

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”

“It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.”

“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”

About R. J. Palacio

Raquel Jaramillo Palacio is an American author and illustrated. Her debut novel, Wonder, was an instant bestseller. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family. Visit her website.

Movie Trailer for Wonder (2017)

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