Wonder

Wonder

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
ISBN: 9780375873065
9780375869020
9781524720193
Branch Call Number: J PAL
Characteristics: 315 pages

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Nicholaspeng
May 05, 2018

this book is really inspiring and good read it period.

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joyseystreetmama
Apr 26, 2018

A nicely paced story, that inspires the reader to see with their heart what the eyes cannot see.

PimaLib_Kids Apr 22, 2018

It has a lot of detail! It's very calm, relaxing and exciting. The story also has a great theme. You should read Wonder very soon! - Kaylee, age 11

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maddie4575
Apr 18, 2018

this book is so good!!!!
it makes you feel so many different feelings and makes you never want to put down the book.
if you can i would for sure read the book and watch the movie.

SPPL_ChanjoLight Mar 17, 2018

If you want tears, frustration at stupidness, meanness, and just how can people be heartless, but at the same time think, "Yeah, I kind of do that sometimes, but I don't mean to!" (we are all human beings) or think what can I do when I am just one person. Read this book as it shows that although it is hard to be kind and you are just trying to survive in this world, this book shows that you don't have to try to hard when all you have to do is be kind (even just a little as it can go a long way), have empathy, be compassionate, and most of all have wonder at what you can and others can do when you are kind to each other.

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DonnaHorton
Mar 16, 2018

It's as good as the book. Awesome cast.

bookloverjane Mar 12, 2018

Well written; I enjoyed the way the author provided a unique perspective for each of the major characters in this novel.

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patcarstensen
Mar 12, 2018

it's as wonderful as everyone says. My only quibble is that the sections from different characters have different information, but not that much in the way of distinct voices.

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FkiarasFamily1
Mar 10, 2018

Amazing book to read. Heartwarming and has a strong message in it. Recommend it a lot

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ethanelias
Mar 08, 2018

Awesome book, I definitely recommend it... teaches you a lot about inclusiveness.

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maddie_genius
May 13, 2018

maddie_genius thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

marycatlyons Apr 25, 2018

marycatlyons thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and under

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maddie4575
Apr 18, 2018

maddie4575 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Cprost
Feb 18, 2018

Cprost thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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issybella
Jan 12, 2018

issybella thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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yellow_cat_2892
Jan 08, 2018

yellow_cat_2892 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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indigo_monkey_316
Jan 07, 2018

indigo_monkey_316 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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musical_rachie
Jan 03, 2018

musical_rachie thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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red_cat_4580
Dec 27, 2017

red_cat_4580 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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blue_bird_3692
Dec 16, 2017

blue_bird_3692 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Cprost
Feb 18, 2018

Vraie citation: <<Ne jugez pas un livre par sa couverture>>
Citation adaptee: <<Ne jugez pas un garcon sur son apparence>>

PimaLib_JeanSC Jun 01, 2017

"Let's face it, the universe was not kind to Auggie Pullman." -- Miranda

And still Auggie was able to face the world -- not always an easy thing for him, but he carries it out with intelligence and humor.

The movie is due out in November.

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khan_sohaib
Jan 18, 2017

"Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows and that's uncool"- Amos

sanamg Dec 27, 2016

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."

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jmli
Oct 22, 2016

"Don't judge a boy by his face."

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LifeLoverSam
Jul 18, 2016

"I don't think we can teach empathy , but we can inspire it ."
- R.J Palacio

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blue_dog_11984
Jul 09, 2016

"All you need is love"

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isabellalli
Jul 02, 2016

Don't try too hard to be cool. It always shows, and that's uncool.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

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natalia1001
Jun 23, 2016

Auggie, you are a wonder, my wonder.

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

"You are a wonder Auggie, my wonder"

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SPPL_ChanjoLight Mar 17, 2018

It is about a 5th grader named August "Auggie" who has a facial difference and has been home-schooled for most of his young life. He gets enrolled at a middle school for 5th grade and wants nothing more than to feel normal. Instead Auggie gets bullied for his appearance from his peers and along the way you hear from not only Auggie, but from others who are around him begin to wonder what it means to have empathy and compassion. What it means to be a friend, how to accept your friend, but mostly how to be just "act a little kinder than necessary - the world would be a better place".

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Cprost
Feb 18, 2018

C'est l'histoire d'un jeune garcon nomme August Pullman qui est atteint des son enfance d'une malformation faciale. Il a l'ecole a la maison par sa mere. Et en allant a sa 6e annee (college), il va maintenant a la vraie ecole comme tout le monde. Une histoire emouvante d'un jeune garcon de 10 ans. Desolee pour les fautes... L'ordinateur ne me permet pas de mettre des accent graves, aigus, circonflexes (etc...).

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uddamgill
May 04, 2017

jeff

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CheesecakeLo
Jun 23, 2016

Wonder

A boy named August is homeschooled because he was born with a distorted face. In Grade 5 he goes to school for the first time and makes new friends. And enemies....

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Bahar_23
Jun 23, 2016

August Pullman has facial deformations he was born with. His childhood consisted of many surgeries and hospital visits. But once he reaches the fifth grade, he starts school at Beecher Prep after being homeschooled his whole life. He encounters many different people, like Julian who isn't the nicest to Auggie. The story is written from many different points of view, including students from Auggies school, his older sister, Olivia and her friends, exploring different opinions on the situation.

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trin0707
Aug 29, 2015

In this book we follow August as he goes to school for the first time in Grade 5. When August was born, he was born with a facial deformity. Because of this he has never gone to school. You will also be reading about the people around him and their journeys.

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ginbubs
Aug 02, 2015

12 year old Auggie Pullman is anxious to start school for the first time. His face is deformed, which makes everything a lot harder. Will Auggie be able to get through the year and make friends, despite what he looks like on the inside?

ddurkin0726 Jul 13, 2015

A sad book about a boy who is disabled

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adam2005
Jul 10, 2015

August Pullman is a boy with rare facial problems. As he enters school for the first time at Beecher prep, he meets new friends and gets teased about and bullied just because of his facial deformities. Wonder is an example of the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover". Read it to find out more about his journey.

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Bookworm_11_10
Jul 09, 2015

Great book teaching children about the reality of life. Love it!

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mmterry
Apr 12, 2018

Other: People who think retarded is a bad word are retarded

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angeliquelong
Jun 22, 2017

Other: Used the word "retarded" as an insult.

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