Wonder


R J Palacio

No. of pages 352

1 review
Great for age 9+

Read the internationally bestselling book before you watch the major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

The unforgettable and life-affirming story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out.

'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. All he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you'll never forget.

 

This book has been awarded five stars as it was recognised by the Best Fiction Award, and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Award.

Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds * Guardian *
Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant * Observer *
It wreaks emotional havoc * Independent *
Everybody should [read it] * Financial Times *
Jodi Picoult for beginners * Irish Times *
It will delight children and adults * Telegraph *
So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book * Glamour *
Funny, touching, honest, and uplifting - though there's plenty of opportunity for tears, too * Daily Mail *
Rich and memorable * New York Times *
Tremendously uplifting and a novel of all-too-rare power . . . an unforgettable, deeply moving character * Sunday Express *
[A] beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation * The Wall Street Journal *
[A] glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness * The Huffington Post *
D[estined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some . . . It is dark, funny, touching * The Times *
An amazing book . . . I cried my eyes out * Tom Fletcher *
What a gem of a story . . . This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry * Malorie Blackman *
Thoughtful but never preach * Sophie Kinsella *
Wonder is essentially . . . a wonder. [It] touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways * Nicholas Sparks *
Every page is honest, brave and delightful * Laura Dockrill *
A powerful read * Stylist *
A funny, emotional, brilliantly observed story * Bella Magazine *
It's one of those rare books with almost universal appeal: it will make you laugh, cry and break your heart * The Bookseller *
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 *