Wonder

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<Wonder>是一個天生缺陷的男孩克服萬難、勇敢長大的感人故事。

別人總是在他背後交頭接耳、竊竊私語。有些是無心之言,但更多是惡意的嘲笑。主角Auggie遺傳了父母極罕見的隱性基因,天生顏面殘缺,像有人用大鉗子把他的臉從中間壓扁。
  
Auggie在十歲時第一次踏進學校,成為校園中最容易被攻擊的目標。就在他即將融入學校之際,一場萬聖節的惡作劇把他的自信打到谷地。惡作劇背後的真相究竟是什麼?他的抉擇,又將在自己及他人生命裡引爆什麼樣的危機與轉機?
  
Auggie的入學像是一顆震撼彈,深深影響了他周圍的人。本書其中一個特別之處,是作者除了描繪Auggie眼中的世界,也加入他同學、姊姊、姊姊的男友等六個青少年的多重敘事觀點,透過他們不同的快樂、煩惱、困惑和掙扎,逐漸拼湊出事件的全貌。

一個平凡的男孩,如何接納自己、勇敢長大的不凡故事;一個充滿淚水、愛與希望的生命旅程;他的出現,如何奇蹟似的改變了所有人的一生……

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. 

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.

R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Paperback / For Ages: 9-12 / 315 pages