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R. J. Palacio

Told from several perspectives, this novel is an exploration of empathy and acceptance but also fear and refusal. 10-year-old Auggie was born with a birth defect that lead to a face deformation, which is why he has been homeschooled by his parents. When he eventually attends a ‘real’ school, he is confronted with bullying, peer pressure and people’s misconceptions about him.

· · 2012

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Palacio, R. J.. Wonder. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2014. 320 pp., ISBN 9780553509977

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