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Wonder
R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Augie Pullman, born with a rare genetic, disorder causing a severe facial deformity (a "tiny, mushed-up face" is what Augie calls it). is a smart, witty kid tackling relationships in a tiny school community after years of home -schooling.  In a realistic, engaging style the story of Augie's first year in middle school is told by many characters - his sister, her former best friend, Augie's classmates and their parents, his headmaster, and, of course, Augie.  5th - 8th grade readers will discover themselves in Wonder. a fast, thought-provoking, heart-felt read.