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August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
Publisher: Detroit, MI. : 2013. Thorndike,
Detroit, MI. : 2013. Thorndike,
2012. ,
Edition: Large print ed
Copyright Date: 2012., ,
ISBN: 9781410457417
Branch Call Number: JF PALA


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LoganLib_JennyI Sep 20, 2017

This is a charming book about Auggie who sets off to Middle School with the challenge of a genetic facial deformity. The story is told from the point of view of several people in Auggie's life, including himself. This technique enables the many scenarios that Auggie faces to be viewed through oth... Read More »

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Jan 18, 2019

I love this book than any other book . This book is incredibly awesome. I love how the author narrated Auggie's life such in a way that I just loved it. This book is very educational. The one major thing I learned from this book was that no mater how you look it maters how you are. August's classmate never realized how they would feel if they had a deformed face and if people would scream when they saw their faces. My favorite part of this book was when August was called to receive the gold medal of his kindness.

Jan 18, 2019


Jan 05, 2019

Wonder is my son's favorite book in 2018. we like the way how author narrated this story from different views of people which presented a 360-degree vivid image of Auggie--a life miracle. Walking through the journey with Auggie together, i can feel the unconditional love from his parents and a strong bond among his family. I hope every one in 2019 or in their life can experience an ovation as what Auggie had have in the story.

Dec 23, 2018

Wonder is SUCH a great book! Probably my favorite stand-alone book ever! I noticed a lot of my friends read Wonder, but I thought it'd be boring. But it was NOT! It was very interesting! I was kind of annoyed that I had to read it for a school book study, but I'm glad I read it!

Nov 29, 2018

Just so y'all know, the movie is just as good as the book, and the storyline is 90% the same as the story (a few minor changes) and it's incredible.

Nov 28, 2018

Reading from the perspectives of Auggie and his friends, foes, and family members opens eyes and understanding to the complexities of bullying, family loyalty, and friendship. This book is a great conversation starter with kids on these topics.

Nov 19, 2018

This book is awesome! I would recommend someone else to read it.

Nov 11, 2018

Good book for parents to read to children. I read it as an adult, and found the story compelling, but the writing more appropriate for a much younger audience.

I found the mechanism used to understand August's disability (viewed from different characters' perspective) to be very effective. You learn not only about the disability, but you get a 360-degree perspective on it, allowing you to feel it more completely.

Writing in these different perspectives was done well and simply enough to engage younger kids. The chapters added in the latest edition, from the perspective of the antagonist, made the overall story better.

A highly emotionally intelligent book.

Nov 06, 2018

This amazing book will make you pick it up and never put it down! Through all the amazing and happy and sad parts, I personally enjoy the fight in the woods where even though August Pullman (who has a deformed face) stood up against the bullies for his friend. This story has a lot of things to follow so I would recommend this book to people 11+ although I read the story last month when I was 9!

Oct 31, 2018

Wonder by R.J Palacio makes you do exactly what the book says, it makes you wonder. You wonder about everything in this book in such an awe-inspiring way. It’s about a boy named August Pullman, a completely normal ten year old boy who loves video games, playing with his dog, and building new things. He is a normal boy with only a facial deformity. He’s been home schooled his whole life until he gets accepted into a new welcoming school for fifth grade and learns about the other side of life he always wondered about. This book is quite inspirational and definitely tells everyone to live your life no matter how you look because it might not feel like it but until you open up with others around you, your just as normal as you've always wanted to be and you have the time of your life when your not worrying about your looks. This definitely is a must be read on rainy days or when you just want to binge some amazing books. A for sure recommend for pre-teens who love reading chapter books! Go check this brilliant book out at your nearby library! Rating: 4 Out of 5 stars
@PocketFullOfBooks22 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Jan 03, 2019

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

Dec 23, 2018

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

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"

Jun 23, 2016

Auggie, you are a wonder, my wonder.

Jun 23, 2016

"You are a wonder Auggie, my wonder"

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ChanjoLight Mar 17, 2018

It is about a 5th grader named August "Auggie" who has a facial difference and has been home-schooled for most of his young life. He gets enrolled at a middle school for 5th grade and wants nothing more than to feel normal. Instead Auggie gets bullied for his appearance from his peers and along the way you hear from not only Auggie, but from others who are around him begin to wonder what it means to have empathy and compassion. What it means to be a friend, how to accept your friend, but mostly how to be just "act a little kinder than necessary - the world would be a better place".

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.

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Jan 02, 2019

Other: DONT USE THE WORD retarded AT ALL

Apr 12, 2018

Other: People who think retarded is a bad word are retarded

Jun 22, 2017

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