The most poignant, moving and heartwarming tale you will read this year; a book to devour in one sitting and press urgently into the hands of your friends and family. A true Wonder of a book.
Hardback$24.95 RRPISBN: 9780370332284Published: 15/02/2012Imprint: Bodley HeadExtent: 320 pages
Trade Paperback$21.95 RRPISBN: 9780370332291Published: 14/02/2012Imprint: Bodley HeadExtent: 320 pages
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781448119141Published: 15/02/2012Imprint: RHCP DigitalExtent: 320 pages
WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, 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. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, Wonder follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
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"A story of intense action and intense introspection . . . a beautifully told lesson in empathy that requires that the reader find sympathy for each of the principle actors in the story. Palacio is a wonderful storyteller and her characters are bright, well-rounded and intensely likeable. Wonder is a beautiful book that is full of sorrow and triumph, emotional without being manipulative - highly recommended." - Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net
"The plot is strong, but it is the characters' honest and interesting ways of seeing and doing that really packs a punch in this story and keeps the reader turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this story." - Jane Fynes-Clinton, Courier Mail, Brisbane