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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 because of the way he looks.

Soon to be a major 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.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552565974

    September 1, 2014

    Corgi Childrens

    RRP $23.00

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  • Paperback

    9780552778626

    October 1, 2013

    Black Swan

    368 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • EBook

    9781448119141

    February 15, 2012

    RHCP Digital

    416 pages

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Also by R J Palacio

Wonder (Film Tie-in)
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
We're All Wonders
365 Days of Wonder
Four Wonder Notebooks
Choose Kind Journal : Do One Wonderful Thing Every Day (A Wonder Journal)
Wonder Notes
Wonder Journal
Shingaling: A Wonder Story
Pluto: A Wonder Story
Wonder: The Julian Chapter

Recommendations

The Golden House
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
Best Laid Plans
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Mistress
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Girl on the Train
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden Age
Swing Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Girls
Tiger Men
Fifty Shades Darker
Norwegian Wood
The Lost Symbol