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Wonder - R.J. Palacio
Wonder
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I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity 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... show more
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity 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. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. 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. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonderFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0051ANPZQ
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
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XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 August is a boy with a strange face
How a boy survived in a world where people will treat him differently because of his look. Well, kids could be jerks and could be kind. Being kind is not that easy if the persons around them are not kind. So the story begins when August has to go to school. Now he know how difficult it is to ...
lauradewana
lauradewana rated it
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is about a kid with a facial deformity starting school for the first time. The story follows a young boy as he goes through the hills and valleys of being the student that stands out because of his face. I believe that there is a lot of symbolism to be taught to 6th graders wi...
Story of My Life
Story of My Life rated it
5.0
Auggie is a home-schooled fifth grader who wants to experience more. He has a medical condition that has left his face disfigured. On his first day, the student that was supposed to help him starts to bully him. Auggie is bullied by this classmate, Julian and Julians friends, but makes a couple frie...
Miss. Contorno's Library
Miss. Contorno's Library rated it
5.0 Wonder
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that has kept him from going to a regular school, util now. He is starting fifth grade and is very nervous about people accepting him and making friends. Auggie wants to be treated as an ordinary kid but some classmates cannot look past his facial defo...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
2.5 Wonder
Another from NPR's Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf. This definitely felt like a message book. The author wanted to make the point that bullying is bad so she wrote this book with the point that bullying is bad. I don't think it was as terrible as some other reviewers (e.g. the fact that Auggie wins ...
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