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Wonder
by R. J. Palacio

RRP €17.95

Wonder
by Author Name R. J. Palacio

Book details for title
List Price:17.95
Format: Hardback, 222 x 162 x 30mm, 320pp
Publication date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books
ISBN-13: 9780370332284

Description

"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. 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.

Reviews

"The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio, a New York graphic designer whose debut novel, Wonder, is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and then some ... no Tube carriage will be without a copy this year" The Times "What a gem of a story. Moving and heart-warming. This book made me laugh, made me angry, made me cry" -- Malorie Blackman "Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" -- Laura Dockrill Observer "It wreaks emotional havoc ... There is a message running through the book ... To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that" -- Suzy Feay Independent "This is a wonderful book and I couldn't recommend it more highly ... What fantastic stuff" Katy Moran

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: B+W chapter heads t/o