R. J. Palacio
Now an Oscar nominated film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.
‘My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds * Guardian * Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant * Observer * It wreaks emotional havoc . . . 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 * When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should * Financial Times * Awesome . . . So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing * Glamour *
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