Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition

R. J. Palacio
A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. This special movie tie-in edition features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film, a foreword by the director Stephen Chbosky, an afterword by R.J. Palacio, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie with anecdotes from the cast and crew, and a family discussion guide. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.  In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.  Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind #1 New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Time Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time New York Times Book Review Notable Book Washington Post Best Kids' Book "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 "Rich and memorable." --The New York Times "A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." --Wall Street Journal

Reviews

Reviewed: 2020-12-09

What an amazing, uplifting story about a boy who perseveres through extraordinary odds.  I would recommend this movie to everyone as one of the best feel good movies ever made.

Item Posts
@hope92
#wondermovietiein... This book is great at portraying ways that a child who is different can cope in a cruel world. His story is amazing.
@liacruz15
#wondermovietiein... This book is amazing! It teaches children that it is okay to be different and to be whatever you want to be.
@rbabboni
#wondermovietiein... R. J. Palacio wrote Wonder after an incident where her son noticed a girl with a severe facial difference and started to cry.
@christy2023
#wondermovietiein... , this book teaches a act of kindness makes a difference.
@tgause
#wondermovietiein...This was a wonderful book about bullying and being different. It has messages and ideas that can benefit all ages.
@mcrawford8081
#wondermovietiein... I love this book it shows how a little boy overcomes his fear of middle school because of the way he looks.
@nahlasmom
#wondermovietiein... I couldn't help but think the whole time I was reading the book that i wish I was brave as the little boy in this book.
@tdortch
i choose #wondermovietiein... this book is a great book to read to a 5th grade student transitioning into middle school.
@taymichaelle95
#wondermovietiein... I connect with this book on a personal level because I've been raised around kids with special needs my whole life.