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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 315 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 790

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780375869020
  • 0375869026
  • 9780375969027


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by Palacio, R. J.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fiction / Palacio, R. J.

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth

Additional Details

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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This is probably the best book I've ever read! Check it out RIGHT NOW!!!

Great Parent/Child Read Aloud

My 11-year-old son read this book to me. It led to a lot of discussion about things happening at school and the ways kids treat each other that likely wouldn't have happened without this book. Read it with your kids! Our copy included the Julian Chapter, which added to our discussion.

*YOU* should read this book

My 9 yo daughter read this is school this year and insisted I read it. (My son read it several years ago and seconded the recommendation strongly.) Once again, they were spot on.

An excellent book. Another of those YA books that stretches your worldview to see and think and feel how life is from someone else's perspective -- but even better, this tells the story of a boy with severe facial disfigurement from not only his perspective, but also that of his sister and several friends and classmates. It follows Auggie through his first year of middle school, which is also his first year not being homeschooled, and through the social twists and turns of that additional challenge.

This book is for *everyone* 3rd grade and up. Yes, I mean you.


I find this book great and inspiaring!


I set out to read this text as a moral (and academic) support for my middle school son who was required to read for school. I quickly found the story intriguing and moving. Protagonist August even with his unique physical characteristics is a realistic companion drew me in into his tale and carried me through on an emotional roller coaster complete with tear jerking moments and inspirational insight.

A lovely, impassioned tale about the redemptive quality of the human spirit. A must read for those of all ages old enough to understand!

The best book ever

This one of the best book ever that my teacher read to me

Great book

Really moving book. Loved it!!!

one of my favorite books

really really good book you should read it


Very touching and emotional book telling how people have to get over problems that they didn't mean to have. It was just the luck of the draw. I couldn't stop thinking about all the unlucky people in life.

A Must Read

Great book


This is my favorite book of all time. You must read it. It is about a person who has a disfigured face and has to make friends at school. A great book and a must read. It touched my heart and made me cry in some parts.

heart melting

Wonder is a verygreat book that really touched me. I especially like how the author used so many points of veiw, making you wonder and rethink as you read.


Be kinder than necessary. That sums it up for me.

A rare gem

Wonder is a rare gem of a novel--beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart.

Wonder of a Book

Truly amazing book! An amazing, inspirational story. A must read for the whole family. Loved every minute of it.

Best Book Ever

I was moved by this book. Inspirational. It will make you laugh and cry. A great read.

Wonder-ful Book!

An amazing, inspirational story, with an emotional plot and amazing details. A good read for any bored person!

Best book

This is one of my favorite books of all time. It touched my heart, and that touch won't leave me now.

A good book

My class read this book and it was good and fun.

A Must Read for All!

You know how sometimes your memory of something is very different from your actual experience? I just finished reading this book for the second time, confirming that wasn't the case here. This book was everything I remembered it was. As a teacher, I think this is a must-read for students of all ages, used as a read aloud when appropriate. I have found myself recommending it to adults as well.

Also, Palacio just released an e-book called The Julian Chapter, which is a sequel of sorts to Wonder. I had high expectations, and she met them. Read them both!

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