Praise

"I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman."

—Rebecca Stead, Newbery award-winning author of When You Reach Me

"Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so-human. . . . ."

—Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy

"A beautiful story of kindness and courage."

—Clare Vanderpool, Newbery award-winning author of Moon Over Manifest

"One comes away from [Wonder] wanting to be a better person."

—Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery honor-winning author of Lily's Crossing & Pictures of Hollis Woods

★ "A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder."

Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Rich and memorable."

The New York Times

★ "Kids' books about befriending somebody 'different' could fill a library. But this debut novel rises to the top."

Booklist, Starred

"I felt like I knew August. I felt like I was part of his life. I felt like I knew him like family."

—Sophia, age 12

"A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation."

The Wall Street Journal

"Wonder soars because of the humor and the grace in these pages."

—Michele Norris, NPR

"In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for."

Entertainment Weekly, The Top 10 Things We Love This Week

"Palacio navigates all these tricky areas and manages to come out with a story that is not only good, not only heartfelt, not only well-written, but something you actually want to return to after you've put it down."

—Betsy Bird, School Library Journal and New York Public Library

"Do yourself a favor and read this book—your life will be better for it."

—Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook