August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience--something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. AugustÃ¢ÂÂs internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. Ã¢ÂÂIt is only with oneÃ¢ÂÂs heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.Ã¢ÂÂ From The Little Prince and R.J. PalacioÃ¢ÂÂs remarkable novel, Wonder.--Seira Wilson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out because of the way he looks.
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. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and has spent over three years in the UK and US bestseller charts.
"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 *