R.J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio

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R. J. PALACIO lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.

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Do you or a child you know have a WONDER-ful precept that you live by? I’m looking for some original precepts for a new book I’m working on! If you have a unique, or daring, or especially beautiful precept that you’d like to share with the world—this is your chance!

If you’d like to see your precept published in my next book—in your own handwriting—please send me your POSTCARD PRECEPT by Decemb...

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Average rating: 4.42 · 163,160 ratings · 24,775 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 157,161 ratings — published 2012 — 85 editions
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The Julian Chapter: A Wonde...
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 4,806 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Bro...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 1,084 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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Wonder/365 Days of Wonder B...
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2014
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4.418057923725175 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 163,042 ratings

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“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder


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