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  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141378817
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Audio CD
  • RRP: $27.99


Now a major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.
The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out.

My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

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. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Astonishingly powerful, Wonder is a read you'll never forget.

  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141378817
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Audio CD
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

R J Palacio

R. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design, where she majored in illustration. She was a graphic designer and an art director for many years before writing her critically acclaimed debut novel, Wonder, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March 2012, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

In addition to Wonder, R. J. has written Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories,365 Days of Wonder, We're All Wonders, and White Bird: A Wonder Story. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Learn more about her at www.wonderthebook.com or on Twitter at @rjpalacio.

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Praise for Wonder

Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds


Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant


It wreaks emotional havoc


Everybody should [read it]

Financial Times

Jodi Picoult for beginners

Irish Times

It will delight children and adults


So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book


Funny, touching, honest, and uplifting - though there's plenty of opportunity for tears, too

Daily Mail

Rich and memorable

New York Times

Tremendously uplifting and a novel of all-too-rare power . . . an unforgettable, deeply moving character

Sunday Express

[A] beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation

The Wall Street Journal

[A] glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness

The Huffington Post

D[estined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and then some . . . It is dark, funny, touching

The Times

An amazing book . . . I cried my eyes out

Tom Fletcher

What a gem of a story . . . This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry

Malorie Blackman

Thoughtful but never preach

Sophie Kinsella

Wonder is essentially . . . a wonder. [It] touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways

Nicholas Sparks

Every page is honest, brave and delightful

Laura Dockrill

A powerful read


A funny, emotional, brilliantly observed story

Bella Magazine

It's one of those rare books with almost universal appeal: it will make you laugh, cry and break your heart

The Bookseller

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