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Publisher's Summary

A special movie tie-in edition of R. J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin.

Over six million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind.

Audie Award Nominee, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2013

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

©2012 R. J. Palacio (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Wonder is a book with such a big, wide heart - it shows how we are all fragile, imperfect, and perfectly beautiful creatures. A wonderful novel by a wonder of a writer!” (Julia Alvarez, author of Return to Sender, Before We Were Free, Finding Miracles, and the Tía Lola Stories)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

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  • 4.7 out of 5.0
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We loved this story, but poor Auggie, not only is his face disfigured, but his voice was super annoying. His friend Jack Will sounded like he was a member of The Sopranos’s cast. Almost couldn’t finish listening.

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  • Marily14
  • Aurora, CO, United States
  • 12-28-17

Think about it

We are taught to be kind. We are taught to be accepting, we are taught to be good friends.
But...when someone is different, not like the others do they fit in? Are we taught to be brave? Are we taught to go against our peers or run with the crowd to be accepted, "to fit in". Everyone sometimes comes to this point, be it large or small What Do You Do?

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Wobdser-Full

I'm glad I listened to this book. I don't remember reading the review or deciding to buy it, but Wonder is the book that I have been listening to each night before falling asleep. This is a story to help us with perspective. It's a very human story, and we can imagine ourselves in the roles of most of the characters. We can experience our feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, frustration, fear, love, desire for connection, pride in self expression. Wonder nourishes our compassion, feeds our hope and reinforces our belief in integrity, decency and, of course, love.

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Wonder

Loved it. Listened to it with my 11 year old and it'll stay with us for a long time.

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What a Wonder

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Five Stars

This was an amazing book and the narration was excellent. I really enjoyed the flow of this book. The author showed the strength of the characters and dealt with the extraordinary issues in a easy to listen to manner.

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Wonder, for sure.

Loved the book.

I'm a fan of different perspectives of the characters. It was done very well here.

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Kid’s book

I didn’t realize this was a kid’s book. August Pullman intrigued me so I kept on listening. A great listen for kids to help them understand the harms of bullying and hopefully inspire compassion.

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Beautiful

Honestly an amazing read. I finished it and recommended it to my 14 and 11 year old siblings who to loved it. An amazing book filled with lessons and emotion. Everyone needs to read this.

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Wonder

It was amazing and a lesson
I really liked it it might have been one of my favorite books 😁😜😘

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Awful adult voice as child. Couldn't finish first

What disappointed you about Wonder?

Narration choice

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Not as a child

Any additional comments?

This is an amazing book my children adore. In my effort to listen before seeing the movie, I started listening in dismay. The adultish actir speaking as a child is forced and in poor taste to the author and story. Couldn't finish first chapter- Someone missed something here.