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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary facewho shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.

And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available now!

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. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.

R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

February 14
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Helpful reader ,

💗❤💗this book

This book is amazing!! It is told from different characters points of view, which I ❤. It just the right amount of sadness and happiness. I would reccomend this book to any one, not just teens and tweens, but for people of all ages.

Gabe Conolly ,

An Amazing Book

This book is absolutely wonderful!!! You really connect to the characters and feel empathy and remorse for Auggie.

BrySei ,


A beautifully simple tale and yet a page turner from the first sentence. I really do put it on par with "To Kill A Mockingbird" or "The Adventures of Huck Finn." "Wonder" shares with those great books the simple voice of young narrators, and the earnestness of those characters gives them a special insight and ability to talk about the timeless truths of what really matters and what it means to be a good person.

I'm better for having read this book, and I'm so thankful I heard about this book on NPR.

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