Wonder

by R. J. Palacio

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Wonder

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

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

Wonder Synopsis

'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.

Wonder Press Reviews

'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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780552778626
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780857521132
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552778626
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About R. J. Palacio

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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