Published by Knopf on February 14th 2012
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I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th 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 written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
We are featuring the Wonder movie trailer on the blog today! Who has read the award-winning, NYT bestselling book by R.J. Palacio? It’s on all of our TBRs, and with debut of the movie trailer, we are going to be reading it next.
Oh my goodness, this movie looks so good. Look at the star power in it — Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay!
And ohmygoodness, it’s Daveed Diggs (Jefferson/Lafayette from Hamilton, the Musical) as Mr. Browne!