The Wonder Series


by R.J. Palacio (Author)

Book Cover for the Wonder Series
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 5
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: realistic fiction  illness & grief  friendship  school 

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August 'Auggie' Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school – until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.