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Wonder

Palacio, R. J. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Authors: Palacio, R. J.
Statement of Responsibility: by R.J. Palacio
Title: Wonder
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Characteristics: 315 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Subject Headings: Abnormalities, Human Fiction Self-acceptance Fiction Middle schools Fiction Schools Fiction
Topical Term: Abnormalities, Human
Self-acceptance
Middle schools
Schools
LCCN: 2011027133
ISBN: 9780375869020
0375869026
9780375969027
0375969020
Branch Call Number: J FIC P
Research Call Number: JFD 13-55
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A tumultuous time for fifth grader August, his friends and family, as this unusual boy faces his first year in school. An emotional eye-opener.


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great book !!! it gonna leave u with a lesson, filled with laughter, sadness and middle school experiences
great read for ages 9 to 14

Jul 22, 2014
  • violet_elephant_757 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i love this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 21, 2014
  • RegeniaS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great read for kids ages 10 and up. Filled with middle school experiences, fears, and frustrations, this book does not leave the reader feeling lost, but offers an uplifting, hope-filled message. Highly recommended.

Jul 17, 2014
  • ijayoma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is amazing!!!!!!!! If you read this book you are going to die of laughter!!!!!Best book ever!!!WOW*!

Jul 13, 2014
  • SpringAltman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

August overcomes a physical deformity by attending school and making new friends

Jul 10, 2014
  • orange_zebra_194 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

touching

Jul 09, 2014
  • nadayassin1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i like this book because it teaches you that it does not matter how you look from the outisde it matters from the inside

Jul 04, 2014
  • Bookmar2k rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i love this book so much

I think that this book has a nice story. It relates to other people's lives in the world. There are many messages sending to the readers and.. it'a good book to read when you're bored and have nothing to do.

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Jul 21, 2014
  • RegeniaS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

RegeniaS thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 20, 2014
  • violet_penguin_586 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_penguin_586 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 15, 2014
  • red_fox_877 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_fox_877 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 15

Jul 10, 2014
  • orange_zebra_194 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

orange_zebra_194 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 30, 2014
  • violet_horse_832 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 23, 2014
  • nakishiwhint rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 20, 2014
  • red_dog_9187 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 14, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_4060 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

blue_dolphin_4060 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 08, 2014
  • Blue_Dolphin_902 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • nadayassin1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

august is boy that is not like the others he has a rare face and because of that he is being teased and bullied then he noticed that it does not matter how he looks from the outside, it matters from the inside.

Jun 28, 2014
  • EliA14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is an inspirational and motivational book of how our differences should only make us stronger. Wonder is a book about an extraordinary boy(august Pullman or auggie) who goes in middle school for the first time and goes on a journey of a lifetime🎀

Jun 01, 2013
  • ginger___lee1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was about a little boy with a gene that made his face deformed. It describes his first days at school and how he copes.

There are some sad parts in the book but it is one of those reads that makes you feel good after you read it and it really makes you enjoy what you have.

Jul 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Have the tissues nearby as you read this heartwarming tale about August “Auggie” Pullman, a ten year old boy heading to school for the first time, after being unable to previously attend due to his twenty seven plus surgeries medically necessary to correct the genetic condition he was born with that basically renders him without a face. Well, ok, he does sort of have a face, but it’s one that frightens people the minute they set their eyes upon it. As Auggie describes it – he has - partial cauliflower ears halfway down his face that look like a newborn’s clenched fist sticking out the side of his head, sunken cheeks atop melted wrinkled skin, and eyes that are mismatched and slanted in a drooping, yet bulging way. Auggie is used to the stares and whispers of strangers on the street but now that he’s enrolled in school like all the other “normal” ten year olds, can he actually just be a normal kid and just be Auggie? Because to him, that’s all he is, a ten year old boy aching to fit in and make some friends, but will the other students at Beecher Prep be able to look past his face and see him for whom he really is? This story takes you from September to June of Auggie’s fifth grade year and you will laugh and cry alike. A great read for anyone looking for a wonderful story. Reviewed by DH

Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Auggie Pullman has never had to go to school with other kids. Lucky him you say? Not so much. You see, Auggie’s a great kid. Loves his Star Wars and his Xbox and all the other stuff kids are into. He also has had more surgeries than most people go through in an entire lifetime, and he’s only in the fifth grade. Born with severe birth defects that have rendered his face very different from that of other kids he’s been homeschooled for years. Now, at long last, he has a chance to go to a small school near his home for the first time. He’s always had to deal with people treating him differently. The real question is whether or not he can get them to look beyond his face to see how he’s just the most ordinary kid you ever did know.

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Jul 13, 2014
  • SpringAltman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“AUGUST PULLMAN'S PRECEPT
Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world. --Auggie”

Jul 11, 2014
  • LJH88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.”

Jun 28, 2014
  • EliA14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" I wont describe what I look like. Whatever your thinking its probably worse"

Jun 24, 2014
  • blue_hippo_104 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. " -Dr. Wayne Dyer

For a second, I imagined how cool it would be... To have all these people standing up and cheering for me. I think it should be a rule that everyone gets a standing ovation at least once in their life.

Sep 16, 2013
  • nanajoe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Shall we make a new rule of life ... always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"

Aug 14, 2013
  • tkitson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"that's miranda?"................................ "it's not miranda...it's via."

Jul 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” same quote as bird but it has a lot of meaning into it.

Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Jack, sometimes you don’t have to be mean to hurt someone.”

Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”

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Feb 21, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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