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Are you ready to meet Auggie Pullman?av R J PalacioRead 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.
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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 *
R. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design, where she majored in illustration. She was a graphic designer and an art director for many years before writing her critically acclaimed debut novel, Wonder, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March 2012, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide. In addition to Wonder, R. J. has written Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, 365 Days of Wonder, We're All Wonders, and White Bird: A Wonder Story. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Learn more about her at www.wonderthebook.com or on Twitter at @RJPalacio.