Every once in awhile, a book comes along that is more than just a good story from a talented author, but a truly remarkable work that has the power to change the lives of the people who read it. R.J. Palacio's bestselling middle grade novel about a brave young boy with facial deformities and his first year at a mainstream school is one such work. If you haven't gotten around to reading it yourself, these Wonder book quotes will show you why this story has inspired an entire generation of readers to Choose Kind.
Originally published in 2012, R.J. Palacio's Wondertells the remarkable story of Auggie Pullman, a young boy born with a rare craniofacial condition, or facial deformity, that had stopped him from going to mainstream school. That is, until he gets to the fifth grade and decides to attend Beecher Prep with other "normal" kids his age. With the help of his loving family, an inspirational teacher, and some truly wonderful friends, Auggie learns how to navigate life as an average middle-schooler with courage and, most importantly, kindness.
The book that inspired the Choose Kind anti-bullying movement,Wonder is now also a major motion picture starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson, and it hits theaters today! So whether you read the original book or experience the film, just know that Palacio's inspiring story is filled with so many heartwarming words of advice, encouragement, compassion, and kindness that you will undoubtedly find yourself weeping happy tears by the end.
Ready to break out those tissues? Whether you want to find inspiration in one of Mr. Browne's precepts, a piece of heartfelt advice from Auggie's mom, or a gem of wisdom for the book's wonderful protagonist himself, these 13 moving quotes from Wonder will do just the trick.