Wonder

By R.J. Palacio

Wonder

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Wonder

78 Quotes    4.4 

This ASIN's alternate cover can be found here. "I'm not going to describe my appearance. It's probably worse than what you're thinking." August Pullman was born with a facial difference that has kept him from attending a mainstream school until now. He wants nothing more than to be treated l... ike an ordinary kid when he starts fifth grade at Beecher Prep, but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, begins with Auggie's perspective but quickly shifts to include his classmates, sister, boyfriend, and others. These viewpoints come together to paint a picture of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Alfred a. knopf

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Feb 14, 2012

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  • FORMAT

    Kindle Edition

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    316

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Wonder

Wonder

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Quotes from Wonder

I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.

Kinder than is
necessary
. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.

The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you.

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

I eat like a tortoise eats, if you've ever seen a tortoise eating. Like some prehistoric swamp thing.

It's like people you see sometimes, and you can't imagine what it would be like to be that person, whether it's somebody in a wheelchair or somebody who can't talk. Only, I know that I'm that person to other people, maybe to every single person in that whole auditorium.
To me, though, I'm just me. An ordinary kid.

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