'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old.
He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox.
He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life.
Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it.
All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, B+W chapter heads
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 03/01/2013
- Category: School
- ISBN: 9780552565974