by R J Palacio
Reading Age: 9+
Interest level: 9+
by R J Palacio
Like most ten-year olds, August ('Auggie') Pullman just wants to be accepted at his new school, especially as he's been previously been home-schooled. However, Auggie can't help but stand out - he was born with a severe facial deformity. Most people react with horror to his appearance and don't take the time to meet the smart, funny, Star Wars-loving boy underneath.
Written in the first person, Wonder follows Auggie as he experiences more than the usual ups-and-downs of friendships, family and school. The story is also told from the perspective of other characters, providing glimpses into their own behaviour and exploring the impact our actions can have on others.
Thought-provoking, engaging and uplifting, this is a wonderful read with a powerful message - we can all choose to be kind.
Publisher: Bodley Head
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Such a heart-warming and touching book. Great read for 10 year old.
An amazing book! Impossible to put down. Recommend for reader in year 5 or 6.
very good book, loved it
i am reading this book right now, so far i am on part 4 and it so so good. Some parts make me feel a little bit sad and sorry for august, whereas other parts make me laugh out loud.
I am reading this book in school and I love it. I am searching for this book forever.