By R. J. Palacio, and

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143 reviews

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. 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 – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?


20 Jun 2014

I couldn't put this book down. It made me laugh and cry.The chapters are really short so you always have enough time to read one more chapter, before you put the light out! It makes you reflect on how you see those around you and think about life from other people's point of view. Everyone must read this book!!!

19 Jun 2014

It is an amazing book and it proves that even if you are disabled you can do anything

30 Aug 2016

This book is one of the greatest I have ever read! Its heartwarming and often sad storyline is enough to make a grown man cry! Here is, simply, the beginning: Auggie or August is a child with many medical disformities to his face and has never gone to school. Many children (and adults) have a very prejudice attitude towards him. The story follows the ups and downs of Auggie's first year in 5th grade. This book teaches people to accept others no matter who or what they are. I have thoroughly enjoyed this amazing book. R.J Palacio I salute you!

11 Sep 2014

I feel really sorry for the kid named August who has a deformed face. He had to go through a lot of stuff. Did you know that one of his thigh bones had to be put in his mouth because he didn't have a jaw. Sad right. But its a really good book so whoevers reading this try and read the book.

23 Jun 2014

this book is good very good

12 Aug 2015

I got this book for my English Project, thinking not much of it. Now everytime I see this (like when I also see other favourite books like Varjak Paw and others) I am telling my friends to read it or just have a happy thought about it.

This book is now a favourite of mine. I love this book as it is so encouraging, so if your thinking about reading it- just read it!
This book is about a boy called August and his trouble with his first time at school (after being homeschooled), and trouble being 'different' with his facial disfigurement. I also read the Julian Chapter and it makes you realise more about why bullies bully.
P.S... Being 'different is not bad at all! :)

11 Jul 2015

This book is very sad but at the end it is happy. It is moving and very emotional throughout the book, but at the end you feel satisfied. It makes you feel very sorry for the main character.

17 Aug 2015

Has the power to move hearts and change minds in an amazing way

01 Sep 2016

This is definitely one of my top 5 favorite books of all time! I strongly recommend it for anyone aged 9+. It's a wonderful book with a powerful story.

23 Jun 2014

Exciting book about a young boy with disfigurements. Quite a quick read and fun too!

27 Oct 2016

Wonder is a unique and interesting book with sad and fun parts. It has a great message that should be shared with everyone and is a brilliant read. I recommend it to ages 10+ .A must read.

11 Feb 2016

This book was really sad and almost made me cry!

04 Aug 2015

this book is great for all ages! it made both me and my mum cry. Its great because you see different sides of the story!!!

19 Feb 2016

This is FABULOUS 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

20 Jan 2016

You should read this book because it's really good and it informs you on daily life for people with disability's and how hard it is for them to cope with things.

07 Jan 2016

This book made me laugh, cry and stand-up-and-cheer at the end. Loved it!

23 Jun 2014

It's a diary where you get the perspective of the different characters

22 Jul 2015

one of the best

19 Jul 2016

At the beginning it sets the scene and gives you lots of background information that you need to read the story and then it PROPERLY begins. This was one of my favourite reads this year. Its a must read!

01 Dec 2015

It is an amazing enlighning book about a boy called august Pullman who has a face defect - the author adventures through the journeys of august as he struggles to fit in to middle school

17 Jul 2016

I loved this book and would rate it to anyone. It has a lovely story line and is very touching and emotional.

20 Jul 2016

I think everyone should read this book. I read this book on my kindle which was annoying because I wasn't allowed it at school or in lessons. I like how it is from different veiws.

21 Jul 2016

Be kind be brave and love

22 Jul 2016

This book is very touching. It makes you think about other people's feelings.

26 Jul 2016

You should read this book because it is a very sad but happy story. A boy called August has a deformed face and these boys pick on him.

27 Jul 2016

This is a great book

28 Jul 2016

Amazing book my whole family likes it

04 Aug 2016

I like the illustrations in this book

11 Jul 2016

This is the most sorrowful book I have ever read and it helps children and people understand how it feels to be looked at with many disorders in this book, I have learnt a lot of things and I hope people understand and choose to read this wonderfull book. Despite being so sad this book even has a happy ending which was tearfull!

26 Sep 2015

Really good original book

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