Author: R. J. Palacio
This book follows the life of Auggie Pullman, a 5th grade boy born with a severe facial deformity, who is about to enter a mainstream school for the first time. Told from the point of view of Auggie himself, as well as his sister and his friends, this touching story shows how we all struggle with acceptance and that kindness makes all the difference. With short chapters and lots of humor, this book is easy to recommend and hard to put down.
-Liz at the Gaines Township branch
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. 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, despite appearances?
R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
From the Hardcover edition.