Wonder

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 491 ratings

Wonder Summary

Soon to be a major film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

'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.

©2012 R J Palacio (P)2012 Random House AudioGo
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  • Book 1

    • Wonder

    • By: R J Palacio
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Diana Steele
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feel good

    • By Miss G L Salmon on 24-10-17

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 1.5-1.7

    • Auggie & Me

    • Three Wonder Stories
    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain, Scott Merriman, Taylor Ann Krahn, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved the Julian. Chapter

    • By JBINC on 09-07-18

    Regular price: £13.19

  • Book 1.5

    • The Julian Chapter

    • A Wonder Story
    • By: R.J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian. From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Fans could only guess what he was thinking. Until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesomeness

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-08-16

    Regular price: £10.19

  • Book 1.6

    • Pluto

    • A Wonder Story
    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good--like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

    Regular price: £10.19

  • Book 1.7

    • Shingaling

    • A Wonder Story
    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Taylor Ann Krahn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A story about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "welcome" buddy. Listeners will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with fan-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time.

    Regular price: £9.89