Wonder

by R. J. Palacio Year Published: 2012

 

August "Auggie" Pullman is a 10-year-old living in the fictional neighborhood of North River Heights in upper Manhattan. He has a rare medical facial deformity, which he refers to as "mandibulofacial dysostosis", more commonly known as Treacher Collins syndrome and a cleft palate

Wonder is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, published on February 14, 2012. Palacio wrote Wonder after an incident where she and her three-year-old son were waiting in line to buy ice cream.