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This Exclusive Collector's Edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller includes more than 40 additional pages of bonus material: a letter from the author; a conversation with the author; letters, e-mails, and cards from readers; discussion questions and additional resources; and much more!

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

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Overview

This Exclusive Collector's Edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller includes more than 40 additional pages of bonus material: a letter from the author; a conversation with the author; letters, e-mails, and cards from readers; discussion questions and additional resources; and much more!

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

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Winner of the 2013 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award for Middle Reader

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385754323
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/23/2013
  • Sales rank: 92
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 1.27 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is about a boy with lots of struggles and this book gives

    Wonder is about a boy with lots of struggles and this book gives an inside as to how August and the rest of the characters look at things from their point of view.
    This book is about a boy with a birth defect, who has Treacher - Collins Syndrome and all his struggles in life and school. Each chapter has a different point of view which I really liked, because I didn't have to worry what all the other characters are thinking or doing.
    My favorite part is when Auggie gets his standing ovation, because nobody's judging him, and they're happy for him.
    I recommend this book for people with Treacher - Collins Syndrome or anyone that gets bullied, because they can connect with August Pullman.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is a Book about a boy that has treacher collins syndrome

    Wonder is a Book about a boy that has treacher collins syndrome who faces many obstacales but the hardest one obstacales was going through 5 grade.He experiences a whole new world.-Hunter m.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is about this boy named August who has this rare disease

    Wonder is about this boy named August who has this rare disease called Treacher Collins Syndrome. In the novel August goes to public school for the very first time but faces diffculties and has a hard time fitting in. The novel isn't just about August it's also about the other characters point of view. August is embarrassed of how he looks and wants to be treated normal. My faviorte part of Wonder is when August gets a standing ovation. I recommened this book beacause it gives hope and states that life will get better as it goes. ~Mya M.~

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder by R.J Palacio is an enticing work of fiction ap

    Wonder by R.J Palacio is an enticing work of fiction appropriate for all ages groups. Wonder tells the story of a boy, August Pullman, suffering from Treacher Collins Syndrome as he goes through the journey that is his first year in public school. While Wonder had much success in capturing the interest of the audience and plot, it suffered in areas regarding character personality and development. Except for Jack and Via, very few characters other than August had any sort of character development. The characters also always seemed to have August on there mind, and hardly any side plots were noticeable that didn't revolve around August and barely any characters had personal problems. All of the characters seemed to fill a stereotypical role to help August in his journey, such as Via, the supportive older sister, or Summer, the gold hearted sweetheart. The novel was successful in some areas, however. Such as plot, which time after time succeeds in engaging the audience. This book also succeeds in showing how the reality is for children who are different, and how they have to deal with bullying and other struggles children do not tend to face. Wonder I recommend to any one who is looking for a hard look at reality for children with Treacher Collins Syndrome.-Brittany G.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Hated it

    Hated it

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    It's true that acceptance of ourselves is the biggest hurdle, es

    It's true that acceptance of ourselves is the biggest hurdle, especially physical differences in this world where, unfortunately, outward image overrides the true heart and soul of a person.  This story, written for all age groups, is heartwrenchingly poignant and relevant.  A book that must be read and will not quickly be forgotten.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    My 11 year old granddaughter's fifth grade class read this book

    My 11 year old granddaughter's fifth grade class read this book and she recommended it to me.   Everyone should read it.   An exceptional story.

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    August isn't an ordinary kid. He was born with a deformality. He

    August isn't an ordinary kid. He was born with a deformality. He's been homeschool all his life, but now his parents want him to go to regular school. My favorite part is when August was going on a trip and his mom was doing everything for him. And August was saying "Stop treating me like a baby!" Anyway I recommend this book to anyone who likes a happy ending!
    -Aylin A.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is an engaging book about a young boy who was born with a

    Wonder is an engaging book about a young boy who was born with a deformity and is being bullied for it. I love this book because it shows how even through all the hardships if you have one friend then you are doing fine. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a book where the main character comes out a hero in the end my overcoming many obstacles. -Lucero S.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder by R.J.Palacio A little boy named August Pullman was bor

    Wonder by R.J.Palacio
    A little boy named August Pullman was born with a difficulty in his face called Treacher Collins Syndrome.He had recieved many surgeries that lead him to homeschooling.He would be attending fifth grade for the first time at Beacher Prep Elementrary School.August struggels to accepet that life is not easy and theres going to be bumps in the road.My favorite part is when August gets a standing ovation.I recommend this book to anyone who loves when a character over comes his/her fear and problems and love a happy ending.
    ~Jade M.~

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder (by R.J Palacio) is a lovely wonderful book about a young

    Wonder (by R.J Palacio) is a lovely wonderful book about a young boy named August. August has a disease called Treacher Collins Syndrome(TCS).He starts school for the first time, but he faces many obstacles through his journey in school. All he wants is to be treated like an ordinary kid like the rest of the kids.
    Students from his class and all the school would give him weird looks and bully him for the way he looks. Each chapter has different points of view of the way the think of him. This book has lots of love from his family and few friends. My favorite part is that August started not to care of what they say and what they tell him.I recomend this book if you has times when you feel you dont fit in. It gives advantage to your life and has lots of love.- Sofi E.<3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder, by R.J. Palacio this is a book about a nine year old wh

    Wonder, by R.J. Palacio this is a book about a nine year old who was born with Treacher Collins sydrome which is a deformality. His name is August Pullman. This year is his first year to ever go to school at Precher Prep , he has to face very difficult obstacles but he overcomes them. August meets new friends as well, however he confronts classmates who don't except for who he is. My favorite part was that August gets an adorable puppy named Bear. I would recomend this to a friend if they are interested in drama, comedy, of fell good books.
    ;Karen M.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    A ten yearold boy named August was born with treacher-collins sy

    A ten yearold boy named August was born with treacher-collins syndrome.August is faceing many obsticals in the path of his fith grade year.His parents want him to attend a regular school instead of going to home school.My favorite part of the book would be when August stood up to the bullies in the wood but got knocked down and his friends stood up for him.I recommend this book to anyone who lkes life stories or a realistic fiction. -Angel A.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is about a ten year old boy named August Pullman who has

    Wonder is about a ten year old boy named August Pullman who has a physical deformalitity called
    Treacher Collins Syndrome. He is homeschooled untill he gets to fifth grade where he faces the problems of other kid. My favorite part of the book is where one of his friends stands up for him when he is getting bullied. I recomend this book to Teachers, to us for a Anti-bully campaign
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    - Logan H.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is a wonderful book it tallks about a brave kid that has

    Wonder is a wonderful book it tallks about a brave kid that has Treacher Collin sydrome.Wonder is about a kid that goes to school for the first time and has trouble fitting in at school.Wonder isn`t always about August but also the other characters point of view.My favorit part of the book is when Amos,Miles,Henry stand up for August and Jack at the movie showing.I recommend this book because it talks about not giving up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder written by R.J. Palacio is a good book telling of a boys

    Wonder written by R.J. Palacio is a good book telling of a boys struggles in school with Treacher Collins Syndrome(a syndrome that alters the face). In the book it shows all the main characters point of views so there is no thinking about another characters thoughts while reading. August (The main character) is bullied in school, yet fights through his syndrome and makes friends. My favorite part of the book is when he gets in a fight at camp and his fellow classmates help him. I am confident you will love this book. It is inspiring to people with this syndrome or average people.-Hayden S.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Wonder is about a boy that has T.C.S. Because of this a lot of

    Wonder is about a boy that has T.C.S. Because of this a lot of people make fun of him. August has been homeshooled for his whole life, but finally hes going to school. My favorite part of the story is when August and his friend Jack get chased through the woods by 7th graders and August loses he's hearing aids. I think the book is very good for all people as it gives us hope. -NicholasDP

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    The main character in the book Wonder is August Pullman. He was

    The main character in the book Wonder is August Pullman. He was born with Down Sydrone. Because of that illness he has had many surgies. Which caused him to be homeschooled. This book is about August Pullman, he was born with Down Sydrone. He goes through many struggles like bullies, starting, and making friends. He also changes the life of many people.My favorite part of the book was when Henry, Amos, and Miles helped Augusts and Jack from that mean 7th grader Eddie. They use to be mean to August and Jack, but guess what the ended up standing up for them. Some people may do shocking actions. I recommend this book to everyone. Anyone could read this wonderful story that will keep you entertained.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    I am a 4th grade teacher who read this book aloud to their class

    I am a 4th grade teacher who read this book aloud to their class. Every single person in the class fell in love with the story. I am a firm believer that any person would love this book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    I am a middle school math teacher and could not put this book do

    I am a middle school math teacher and could not put this book down. A student recommended it to me and I could see why.
    It addresses 'bullying' and sticking up for what is right. I wish it was a required reading for every middle school English curriculum to open up the discussion of empathy and sincere acts of kindness that all students should exhibit and encourage in others.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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