Wonder: Adult edition (Paperback)R. J. Palacio (author)
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'My name is August.
I won't describe to you what I look like.
Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'
Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.
But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, Wonder is a frank, funny, astonishingly moving debut to be read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm
Emotionally rewarding... funny, touching, honest * Daily Mail *
Gripping - I'd really recommend it to anybody. It's a young adult book book about a little boy who's born with a disfigured face, written from his point of view... charming, brutal and brilliant * Observer *
I'd defy anyone not to well up when he cries: "Why do I have to be so ugly, Mommy?", and as for the climax, it wreaks emotional havoc. There is a message running through the book, most clearly voiced by an inspirational teacher, that if we were all a little kinder to one another the benefit would be incalculable. To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that * Independent *
Tremendously uplifting and a novel of all-too-rare power * Sunday Express *
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