By R. J. Palacio, and

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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!!!

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.

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!

19 Jun 2014

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

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! :)

15 Jun 2016

I love this book so much and I'm still in the middle of it but its amazing for people who don't want to read a lot every day but as its small chapters you read like 3 chpts a night!


17 Aug 2015

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

19 Feb 2016

This is FABULOUS 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

23 Jun 2014

this book is good very good

08 Mar 2016

Moving and thoughtful

23 Jun 2014

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

27 Jul 2017

this book is so interesting!!!!

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!!!

08 Aug 2017

This s a super sad book! Well, happy too. It's about a boy with a deformed face who has never been to school in his life and then feels the need to go there. So he does. And humanity shoes it's true feelings to him. Yeah right! It will make you laugh and cry at the same time, promise! It's written from the views of different people but all carrying on the story- and showing different sides too. I know you'll think that this is another stupid ' Must read' but it truly is. You haven't lived life though until you've read wonder. And you'll never look at people in the same way again! Sometimes the people who are most blind are the ones who can see. That would be my moral for it! And it's going to be a film soon! I saw the trailer and my whole family burst into tears-you HAVE to read this. Cross my heart and hope to die!

31 Jul 2017

This is a early teens book It has a very sad beginning but the end is wonderful and so so happy.
When I started reading this book I thought some of the scary features of the book were real but there not so I decided not to read it because it was scary but I couldn't help myself and it had such a magical ending.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Aug 2016

I really like this book because its a very nice story
and makes you think about story as you read it and

07 Aug 2016

it is a good book and it makes you realise what will happen to you if you be rude to people who have disabilities

13 Apr 2016

Auggie is a fantastic character, inspiring because he successfully overcomes bullying and difficulties in his life.

04 Aug 2016

I like the illustrations in this book

11 Feb 2016

This book was really sad and almost made me cry!

28 Jul 2016

Amazing book my whole family likes it

05 Aug 2016

i really enjoyed reading wonder if your a person who likes emotional books this book is for you

27 Jul 2016

This is a great book

07 Aug 2016

I found it very emotional when his mum told him he was going to school and when the mean boy kept on bullying him

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

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