"Incredibly charming, brutal and brilliant" (Observer)
"It wreaks emotional havoc . . . To finish it with a firm resolve to be a better person - well, you can't ask much more of any book than that" (Independent)
"When the kids have finished with this, the adults will want to read it. Everybody should" (Financial Times)
"Awesome . . . So authentic you'll swear a kid wrote the book. And yes, that's a good thing" (Glamour)
Entertainment Weekly, February 17, 2012, "The Top 10 Things We Love This Week: "
"In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for."
The New York Times, April 8, 2012:
"Rich and memorable...It's Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of 'Wonder, ' and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill."
The Huffington Post, March 1, 2012:
"WONDER's story is engaging - you'll find yourself rooting for August as he stumbles through a world that, by fifth grade, most kids find commonplace. He's plucky and funny and vulnerable and charming, so he's hard not to like. But it's in the bigger themes that Palacio's writing shines. This book is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness."
The London Times, "The Top 100 People to Watch in 2012: "
"The breakout publishing sensation of 2012 will come courtesy of Palacio [and] is destined to go the way of Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and then some."
"Full of heart, full of truth, "Wonder" is a book about seeing the beauty that's all around us. I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman."
- Rebecca Stead, Newbery award-winning author of "When You Reach Me
""It is the deceptive simplicity and honesty of the work that make "Wonder" so memorable. Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so human...This book iso