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Author: R. J. Palacio Narrator: Dariana Alvarez, Kaya McLean, Lila Sage Bromley, Madeleine Curry, Ry Chase, Santino Barnard Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The Wonder Series Release Date: May 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593667828

Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary facewho shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available now! 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. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form 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, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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Awards

  • Winner of Amazon Best of the Year, 2012
  • Nominated for Arizona Young Readers Award, 2015
  • Nominated for Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2014
  • Winner of Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, 2012
  • Winner of California Young Reader Medal, 2015
  • Winner of Christopher Award, 2018
  • Winner of Colorado Children's Book Award, 2014
  • Among shortlisted titles for Cybils, 2012
  • Nominated for Florida Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2014
  • Winner of Georgia Children's Book Award, 2013
  • Among shortlisted titles for GoodReads Choice Award, 2012
  • Winner of Hawaii Nene Award, 2015
  • Winner of Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award, 2014
  • Winner of Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, 2015
  • Among shortlisted titles for Indies Choice Book Award, 2013
  • Winner of Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2014
  • Among shortlisted titles for Kiddo Awards, 2013
  • Winner of Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015
  • Winner of Maine Student Book Award, 2014
  • Winner of Missouri Mark Twain Award, 2014
  • Winner of National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA), 2012
  • Winner of Nebraska Golden Sower Award, 2013
  • Winner of New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Book of the Year Award, 2012
  • Winner of New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award, 2012
  • Winner of New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2014
  • Nominated for New York State Charlotte Award
  • Winner of New York State Three Apples Award, 2014
  • Nominated for North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2014
  • Nominated for North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2013
  • Winner of Ohio Buckeye Children's Book Award, 2013
  • Winner of Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015
  • Winner of Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2014
  • Winner of Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award, 2014
  • Nominated for Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2013
  • Winner of Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award, 2015
  • Nominated for Virginia Young Readers Program Award, 2015
  • Nominated for Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love bear please tell us more about him and can you add more chapters about him. "

    - milk, 2/4/2020
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    " My 4 children and I LOVED this book! The characters are very easy to connect with, and one is soon swept up in the story. The importance and impact of a strong loving family echos throughout the book as the Pullman’s touch reaches into the lives of their community. "

    - D Richards, 8/21/2018
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    " i love this book cause it tells you not to judge or have a wrong perspective of someone "

    - me, 3/29/2015
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    " Good people outweigh the bad, an excellent message from this book. Especially good after whats been happening around Boston and Watertown lately. A good read! "

    - Annemarie, 2/5/2014
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    " This is a perfect middle school read aloud. No awkward scenes with swearing or making out that make so many YA books uncomfortable to read to a class of students. Excellent depiction of characters and the multiple narrators would clearly teach point of view. Super relevant themes for discussion including popularity, bullying, physical appearances and so on. "

    - Katy, 1/31/2014
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    " I read WONDER in one sitting, cover to cover, with only two Starbucks and bathroom breaks. I strongly suggest that you do the same, and soon. "

    - Elizabeth, 1/28/2014
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    " A truly fabulous read...a reminder that we can all be a little nicer to each other day. A particularly powerful remixer that ignorance is our worst enemy. Read it. Love it. Remember it. Way to go August Pullman! "

    - Cara, 1/27/2014
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    " One of the best books. Everyone should read it, no matter what gender or age. "

    - Alyssa, 1/24/2014
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    " An extremely touching and thoughtful story. "

    - Liz, 1/24/2014
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    " Loved this book. Recommend it for grades 4 through adults. Would make a great family discussion book. "

    - Judy, 1/18/2014
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    " Uplifting and I love how it was so unusually written. Normally when these books are written if written in different peoples viewpoints the writing style and process of thought is exactly the same but this book is completely different... and that's why i read it in one sitting "

    - Brielle, 1/7/2014
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    " Very touching. Makes you reassess what you have :) "

    - Kerry, 12/26/2013
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    " I thought this book was really uplifting. It was a quick read with a wonderful storyline. "

    - Jenni, 12/5/2013
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    " My new favorite book! Amazing, heart warming, and touching. "

    - Alli, 12/3/2013
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    " Becomes a really uplifting story! "

    - Chelsea, 11/20/2013
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    " I really like this book because it gives you insight into how people like August feel "

    - Sarah, 11/10/2013
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    " Good book. Very light read. "

    - Coco, 7/18/2013
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    " "...the universe makes it all even out in the end. the universe takes care of all its birds." "

    - Bob, 7/3/2013
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    " A great book that leaves you hopeful that there is good in most people. I'm sure it would make a great book to read with children in school. So many lessons to be learnt from it. "

    - Meryl, 5/11/2013
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    " such a touching book,one of my favs "

    - Swaty, 5/3/2013
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    " THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

    - Booklover123, 4/29/2013
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    " This shares a touching story that will warm your heart! One of the best books I have ever read! "

    - Meredith, 4/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the most profound book ever written. Biasanya gue nggak pernah ngasih pujian setinggi itu, but this book really change my mind. "

    - Charyza, 1/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " the book wonder is a very special book to me because it talks about a kid who is not ordinary to most people but honestly if i seen august we would be friends right there and then.R.J palacio you an inspiration to my who school the whole world love you and all the things you do.im tyaunna monae and your my inspiration "

    - Tyaunna, 10/27/2012
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    " A must read. I was able to feel each character. To put myself in their shoes and to know that is exactly how I would probably feel gave me goosebumps. It touched me so deeply. A lesson in kindness. "

    - Michele, 7/11/2012
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    " A great feel good book. I loved the end and the idea of "being kinder than is necessary". "

    - Sylvia, 3/23/2012
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    " Outstanding and beautiful book about kindness, friendship, and the ideals we should all try to work towards in compassion. I loved this book with all of my heart. "

    - Noel, 2/6/2012

About the Author

R. J. Palacio is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder, which has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The book's message inspired the Choose Kind movement and has been embraced by readers around the world, with the book published in over fifty languages. Wonder was made into a blockbuster movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Palacio’s other bestselling books include 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, the picture book We’re All Wonders, and the graphic novel White Bird.