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Wonder by R.J Palacio

Author: R.J Palacio

Wonder tells the story of August, a ten-year old boy who lives with his parents and sister in New York. August, or Auggie as his family call him, is an ordinary boy in many ways. He rides a bike. He play ball, he eat ice cream. But Auggie was born with deformities of the face and looks very different from other kids. 

My name is August,by the way.I won't describe what I look like.Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. 

Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go. Clues are slowly dropped about his craniofacial abnormality. He is described as having "a mushed-up face" at birth. He eats "like a tortoise" because of surgery to repair a cleft palate that has left a hole in the roof of his mouth. His eyes come down too far, he has cheeks "that looked punched in". What he hates most is his ears, which are "like tiny closed fists".

Auggie’s had 27 operations on his face and has spent a lot of time in hospital. His mother has taught him at home, but now that he’s ten, she thinks he should go to school. At first, Auggie hates the idea of school and doesn’t want to go. He worries that other kids will look at him strangely or call him horrible names after sometimes he say yes to school.

book of inspirational quotes

Wonder is an excellent book bringing the most inspiring story. A lot of morale that I can learn from this book. The power of friendship, the test of one's character. Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings and propel us on occasion to greatness. They also have filming this book.

If they stare,let them stare, You can't blend in when you're born to stand out 

Hi, I’m Nad.Full time librarian and part time blogger, not to mention that I develop S.O.S (save our space) The Digitalization of damaged books.


  1. 27 operations oh his face? Wow..i bet most Korean do face surgeries around that number too

    1. hahahah..yup 27 surgeries but still people stare at him compare to Korean haha

  2. august is funny tho but he's emotional

  3. Owh.. dari buku eh filem tu.. Nampak cam menarik je filem dia.. Mesti buku dia lagi best kan..

    1. aah dari buku..buku die lagi best la ofcoz hahah..sebab bila movie die shortcut je byk..ayat die sempoi senang habiskan.

  4. Wah... nampak menarik buku ni... lately ni terjebakjuga dengan buku style diary macam ni...

    1. menarik..sila la baca..aah dulu pon tak suka buku camni..tapi bila baca ase relax je..penulisan tu clear..ayat senang nak faham..tak complicated bile die buat chapter chapter camni..tu yg baca..hehehe


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