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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  

Wonder

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Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016.

June 2012 Debut of the Month.

Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page. This is a wonderful debut from a storyteller with a great future if this book is anything to go by and her characters are intensely likeable.

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Synopsis

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, Wonder follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep.


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The breakout sensation of 2012... Wonder is destined to go the way of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time... dark, funny, touching. No Tube carriage will be without a copy this year The Times Emotionally rewarding... funny, touching, honest Daily Mail Gripping - I'd really recommend it to anybody. It's a young adult book book about a little boy who's born with a disfigured face, written from his point of view... charming, brutal and brilliant Observer I'd defy anyone not to well up when he cries: Why do I have to be so ugly, Mommy? , and as for the climax, it wreaks emotional havoc. There is a message running through the book, most clearly voiced by an inspirational teacher, that if we were all a little kinder to one another the benefit would be incalculable. 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 Tremendously uplifting and a novel of all-too-rare power Sunday Express


About the Author

R J Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear.

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Publication date

7th June 2012

Author

R. J. Palacio

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
All Shortlists and Winners
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Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857521132

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