- 9-11 years
|Author||by R. J. Palacio|
|Publication Date||1 March 2012|
|Number of Pages||416|
|NBS Text||Children's Fiction|
Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction Dealing With Family Issues
Emotions & Feelings
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Commended for Berkshire Book Award 2013 (UK) -- Short-listed for Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2014 (UK) -- Short-listed for Golden Dragon Hong Kong Award 2014 (UK) -- Short-listed for Hampshire Book Award 2015 (UK) -- Long-listed for UKLA Book Award 2012 (UK)
It wreaks emotional havoc . . . To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that
R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold over a million copies worldwide and has spent over two years in the UK and US bestseller charts.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, shy, bright ten-year-old Auggie Pullman 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.