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Wonder (Wonder #1)
by R.J. Palacio

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Wonder (Wonder #1) by R.J. Palacio Overview

'My name is August. I won't describe to you what I look like. Whatever 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 'My name is August. I won't describe to you what I look like. Whatever 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.

R.J. Palacio

About Wonder (Wonder #1) Description

R.J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the pe

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Original Title Wonder ISBN 0375869026 (ISBN13: 9780375869020 ) Edition Language English Series Wonder #1 Characters August Pullman, Olivia Pullman, Jackalope Will, Julian Albans, Summer Dawson setting Upper Manhattan, New York (United States) Literary Awards Josette Frank Award (2013), Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee (2013), West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Younger Readers (2013), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2014), Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (2014) ...more Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Preis der Jugendjury (2014), New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Children (2014), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (2013), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice for Grades 3-5 (2015), NAIBA Book of the Year for Middle Readers (2012), Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2013), Washington State Sasquatch Award Nominee (2015), Bluestem Book Award (2014), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Middle Grade & Children's (2012), Carnegie Medal Nominee (2013), James Cook Book Award Honorable Book (2013), North Carolina Children's Book Award (2014), Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera independiente (2012), Rhode Island Children’s Book Award (2014), FAB Award Nominee (2014) ...less (144)