Ranks as one of the most listened to in our household, adults and children.
Augie, for sure. He's honest, resilient and funny.
Too many to name. Some scenes are painful but the characters and readers make the story very listenable. The hero of this story is just so darn human and like able.
Probably something from the great quotes they use to begin each section.
Have listened to this story multiple times and will many more.
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This is a very positive story with heart and love and friendship, family and community, fear and courage, hugs and kisses, dogs, and an uplifting ending. It is heartwarming, yet ultimately quite hollow. Stories that deeply move people, and make a real difference, must possess balance, with realistic fear or pain or loss to make the positive aspects truly powerful. This is a written for a young audience, but that does not justify saccharin. Kids can appreciate, and actually need, this balance.
There was one brief interlude by the character Miranda that borders on some realistic balance. I wish the rest of the book had the real heart glimpsed in these few pages.
I had hoped this would be a powerful, moving, and transformative story; instead it is a simplistic positive story.
Yes, although the voices are not what I imagined as when I read the book.
My favorite character is Via and Justin and Miranda. Their perspectives are very real.
The part where Miranda sees Auggie after the play.
It made me laugh really hard in some of the parts.
This is a great book about being different. It gives several perspectives on how a medical issue with a young boy affects his family, friends, and even enemies. This book's theme of courage and acceptance of all people is brilliantly told from different views.
What a heartwarming book. I loved how it was told from different perspectives. Having adopted a child with a severe bilateral cleft palate I had a soft spot for the story. I loved how in life like in the book that these kids help us to bring out the best in us and that everyone is blessed by having them in our lives!
Listened with my daughter who will be going into grade 5. We snuggled up with Wonder for a couple of chapters before she fell asleep many nights. A great read for a 10 year old kid-and her parents.