Wonder

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 16,918 ratings

Wonder Publisher's Summary

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

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

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, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, 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. 

"Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. 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 listener will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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USA Today bestseller
Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time
New York Times Book Review Notable Book
Washington 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

©2012 R. J. Palacio (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Wonder

    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,963
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,952

    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, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once

    • By Regina-Audible on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Wonder

    • By: R J Palacio
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Diana Steele
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Anonymous User on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 1.5-1.7

    • Auggie & Me

    • Three Wonder Stories
    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain, Scott Merriman, Taylor Ann Krahn, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

    These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every Story Has A Hundred Different Views

    • By Tony E. on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 1.5

    • The Julian Chapter

    • A Wonder Story
    • By: R.J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 349

    Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian. From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Fans could only guess what he was thinking. Until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely powerful.

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1.6

    • Pluto

    • A Wonder Story
    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good--like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Wonder Story

    • By Susan Esplin on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1.7

    • Shingaling

    • A Wonder Story
    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Taylor Ann Krahn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    A story about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "welcome" buddy. Listeners will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with fan-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Love This Book!

    • By sebastian on 05-29-19

    Regular price: $10.49