Author(s): R. J. Palacio
"My name is August. won't describe to you what I look like. hatever 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 be read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page."
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 *
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.