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Product description

Ultimate feels! A book to take your heart on a wondrous rollercoaster ride. Auggie likes doing normal stuff like eating ice cream and playing on his Xbox. He feels normal – inside. But being normal doesn’t make little kids run away screaming. Or devastate your soul like this inspiring story. Right? Born with a serious facial abnormality, Auggie has been taught at home all his life. Now he’s going to school for the very first time. He’ll have to expose his face to the world. Will anyone see past it? Warm, funny and heartbreaking, Auggie’s story will stay with you for the rest of your life.

  • Powerful and intensely moving: an instant modern classic
  • Now a film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay
  • A compelling look at living with a facial abnormality
  • Explores the topic of difference in a frank, funny way

“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.” Observer

Product Details






Corgi Childrens

Date published

February 3rd, 2012

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 11.0 points

Other details
  • 316 pages


UK edition

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  1. Pilar
    on 21 March 2017



    5out of 5
  2. Sophia
    on 5 November 2016

    Fantastic Wonder book!

    This is a fantastic book with a very important meaning about how you shouldn't judge people by what they look like it whats on the inside that counts

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  1. Bellasara 113282

    on 26 June 2016

    This is a heart warming book and made me laugh and cry sometimes

    5out of 5
  2. Hayley 113303

    on 11 February 2016

    How do I explain this! Such a marvellous book. I cried so much at the end. I would rate it 1000000/1000000!!!! My fav book!!!

  3. Avatar cat 761729

    on 21 December 2014

    This book will make you laugh, cry and look at people in a totally different way. Told from lots of perspectives, you really get a feel for the story and other peoples feelings. I read it in a day. AMAZING 😛

    5out of 5
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    on 6 December 2014

    I thought this book was very moving. It took me into another world. A world where people are scared of your face. A world where people are so cruel that they run away. I absolutely Loved it.

    5out of 5
  5. Abigail 113288

    on 23 October 2014

    I am halfway through this book and am reading it in english at school.personally, I think that this is an amazing book and u should deffo read it

    5out of 5
  6. Avatar owl 761790

    on 10 June 2014

    I would really like to read his book it sounds very interesting and it is good to hear it from someone like that’s point of view

    5out of 5
  7. Bellasara 113282

    on 23 March 2014

    I have no words.

  8. Clarice thumb 136

    on 14 March 2014

    A wonderful touching story I bought this book very cheap and it’s good quality!

    5out of 5
  9. Avatar bat 761713

    on 9 March 2014

    looking forward to read it!

  10. Gruffalo 113679

    on 8 March 2014

    A sad and amazing book

    5out of 5
  11. Fairy thumb 11

    on 8 March 2014

    I love this book one of my favs it’s so wonderfull love it if u haven’t read it I suggest u do

  12. Evie 113313

    on 8 March 2014

    Really Sad Great Story Really Makes You Want To Keep Reading

    5out of 5
  13. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2014

    This book was very touching and made me think about being deformed.

  14. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2014

    “It’s like people you see sometimes, and you can’t imagine what it would be like to be that person, whether it’s somebody in a wheelchair or somebody who can’t talk. Only, I know that I’m that person to other people, maybe to every single person in that whole auditorium. To me, though, I’m just me. An ordinary kid.” ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

    A sweet, heartwarming story that will bring the toughest readers to the brink of tears. Loved this book.

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    on 7 March 2014

    This book should be read by all children and adults, and definitely studied in schools. There are so many beautiful narratives and teachings points that we can learn from. Palacio has written a truly brilliant book I’m sure will stand the test of time and has the potential to be adapted into many things.

    4out of 5
  16. Bellasara 113282

    on 7 March 2014

    This book was beautifully written and built suspense page by page! I think bullying should stop and i felt very sorry for poor Auggie. I can’t imagined being home schooled but i guess it felt normal. I feel very lucky to have so many amazing wonderful friends, this book was really heart-warming!

    5out of 5
  17. Evie 113313

    on 7 March 2014

    Best book ever but its so sad. The author is a pure genius. I really recomend this book!

  18. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2014

    i absolutely adored this book page by page

    must read!! :D

    5out of 5
  19. Clarice thumb 136

    on 6 March 2014

    this is about a boy called Augest who has had lots of operations on his eyes so he has one and he has to go to a new school.

  20. Default avatar

    on 6 March 2014

    its good

  21. Default avatar

    on 6 March 2014

    I didn’t love it that much but would be good for 12 year olds

    2out of 5
  22. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2014

    im am reading this book in school i like it so far i love it it’s great and i only rate it a 4 star because i haven’t finished it YET.

    4out of 5
  23. Storm 113293

    on 5 March 2014

    Emotional story that describes the view of a ‘different’ person beautifully.

  24. Hayley 113303

    on 5 March 2014

    this book is interesting. It is beautifully written aswell

    5out of 5
  25. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    This author is wonderful at bringing stories to life. She uses real life issues that help you to put yourself in each character’s shoes. A humourous book, written from different people’s prospectives, which makes It a truly captivating story. Great job, Palacio

  26. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2014

    This book is so good but at parts I felt very sad about the guy but I found it very inspiring and great altogether.and sometimes I had a bit of a giggle to my self

  27. Avatar owl 761790

    on 4 March 2014

    This book is AMAZING!!! Very interesting and includes real life situations!

  28. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2014

    A book full with an emotional plot. It shows that no matter how different someone’s cover they have feelings like everyone else.

    5out of 5
  29. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    This book made me cry, and not many do. It was so good and I loved the way the story flipped from different points if view!

  30. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    i like this book because it is out of the ordinary. his name is August and he is different to everybody else. i got intrigued with the book when i was in the bookshop, i was looking for a book and i saw this one. i started reading it and lost track of time in the bookshop. when i got up from reading i realised that i had read more than half and i decided to take it home with me. i finished it in about 1 hour after.

    5out of 5
  31. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    This book is so so beautiful, and really highlights real life issues. Auggie is such a sweetheart, and the way the chapters are written from different people’s perspectives really helps to give an insight into the book.

    5out of 5
  32. Evie 113313

    on 21 July 2013

    I really enjoyed this book and just didn’t want to put it down

    5out of 5
  33. Avatar owl 761790

    on 30 June 2013

    loved it

    5out of 5
  34. Avatar owl 761790

    on 19 May 2013

    This book is absalotely fantastic. It’s very sad though. In parts of the book I nearly cried. Auggie wants to be normal and not get stared at but his friends do it anyway. Auggie does make friends though and ends up happy. READ THIS BOOK :)