Wonder (ADULT EDTION)
The story of ten-year-old August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, perfect for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time fans.
'My name is August. I won't describe to you what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'
Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, Wonder is a frank, funny, astonishingly moving debut to be read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
"Wonder, as countless headline writers have said, is wondrous. It's written for children, but I wept at its conclusion. And its message - that choosing to be kind is almost always the right choice - is one every child should learn. Read it. And make your children read it."
- Antony Altbeker
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