Wonder

Wonder

by R.J. PalacioKate Rudd R. J. Palacio and others

CD-Audio Publication Date: 08/04/2014

 
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind#1 New York Times bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerTime Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All TimeNew York Times Book Review Notable BookWashington Post Best Kids' Book"In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." --Entertainment Weekly"Rich and memorable." --The New York Times"A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." --Wall Street Journal
ISBN:
9781491512630
9781491512630
Category:
Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
08-04-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
170x135x10mm
Weight:
0.07kg
R.J. Palacio

R. J. Palacio is the author of Wonder.

She lives in New York City with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

R. J. Palacio

R. J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel.

But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.

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