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Wonder By R. J. Palacio
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
“Few first novels pack more of a punch: it’s a rare story with the power to open eyes—and hearts—to what it’s like to be singled out for a difference you can’t control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Palacio makes it feel not only effortless but downright graceful, and by the stand-up-and-cheer conclusion, readers will be doing just that, and feeling as if they are part of this troubled but ultimately warm-hearted community.” —Booklist, starred review
“Palacio has an exceptional knack for writing realistic conversation and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters. . . . A well-written, thought-provoking book.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review