Thorndike Press


  • R. J. Palacio
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1410457419
  • ISBN-13: 9781410457417
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 482 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2013
  • Bestsellers



A #1 New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Next Pick
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
A Washington Post Best Kids’ Book
A School Library Journal Best of Children’s Book
A Publishers Weekly Best of Children’s Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Book
A Booklist Best of Children’s Book
Now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that‚ up until now‚ 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 classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view‚ but soon many perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy‚ compassion‚ and acceptance.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 790L


Customer Reviews

“Few first novels pack more of a punch: it’s a rare story with the power to open eyes - and hearts - to what it’s like to be singled out for a difference you can’t control, when all you want is to be just another face in the crowd.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Palacio makes it feel not only effortless but downright graceful, and by the stand-up-and-cheer conclusion, readers will be doing just that, and feeling as if they are part of this troubled but ultimately warm-hearted community.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Palacio has an exceptional knack for writing realistic conversation and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters . . . A well-written, thought-provoking book.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder.”

— Kirkus Reviews (Starred)