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The most poignant, moving and heartwarming tale you will read this year; a book to devour in one sitting and press urgently into the hands of your friends and family. A true wonder of a book.

WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. 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, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, WONDER follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, WONDER is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.


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


A story of intense action and intense introspection . . . a beautifully told lesson in empathy that requires that the reader find sympathy for each of the principle actors in the story. Palacio is a wonderful storyteller and her characters are bright, well-rounded and intensely likeable. Wonder is a beautiful book that is full of sorrow and triumph, emotional without being manipulative - highly recommended.

Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net

Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 1, 2014

    Corgi Childrens

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    February 15, 2012

    RHCP Digital

    416 pages

    RRP $16.99

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We're All Wonders
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Wonder Journal
Wonder (Film Tie-in)
Shingaling: A Wonder Story
Pluto: A Wonder Story
365 Days of Wonder
Wonder: The Julian Chapter
Wonder (Adult edition)


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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
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The Sidekicks
Too Many Elephants in this House
The Beast of Hushing Wood
The Great Pet Plan: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 1)
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur
Magisterium: The Bronze Key
Hating Alison Ashley: Australian Children's Classics
Peaâ??s Book Of Birthdays
Before You Forget
The Things I Didn't Say
Where the Shoreline Used to be
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