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.
Now an Oscar nominated film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. '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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"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" * Glamour *
About R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Her debut novel, Wonder, has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March, 2012, and has sold over 14 million copies worldwide. The book's message of kindness has inspired the Choose Kind movement, and has been embraced by readers, young and old, around the world.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Commended for Berkshire Book Award 2013 (UK) Short-listed for Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2014 (UK) Short-listed for Golden Dragon Hong Kong Award 2014 (UK) Short-listed for Hampshire Book Award 2015 (UK) Long-listed for UKLA Book Award 2012 (UK) Long-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013 (UK)
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