R J Palacio
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Now an Oscar nominated film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.
'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 - 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?
WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
From Publishers Weekly
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It's 2am, and I've just finished reading 'Wonder' on the recommendation of my 12 year old daughter. The best book I've read in 2012 by a country mile. Rich. Life affirming. Reminds you of the things that are truly important. And has very good bits about 'Star Wars' AND 'The Sound of Music'. Bravo.
This book is beautiful in every way. A great read!