Wonder by R.J. Palacio This is one of my favorite read aloud books. I love Wonder because it involves so many issues that my students deal with on a daily basis. This book has so many cliffhanging moments that it creates suspense in my classroom almost everyday. I love hearing the students whine: "No! Don't stop now!" If you haven't read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, you should. Besides, the movie is coming out soon and we all know that books are almost always better than the movie version.