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.
I was a middle school teacher for 12 years and high school teacher for more than 5 years. I know how hard it is for children and teens to learn kindness and acceptance. "Wonder" is an inspiring story of love and friendship. Excellently written. Quite credible in terms of portraying typical middle school kids and their challenges. Julian's parents needed to have their eyes opened. Perhaps that's why Julian's precept involved a "fresh start". Tear-jerker of a story in many parts. Sweet! Well done!
Heartwarming, Amazing, Unforgettable
This book was simply amazing. It definitely makes you think about how you view others through the eyes of an individual with differences. Auggie will stay with me forever!
This book was amazing, I truly enjoyed it. I thought at first that it was going to be too young a read/listen, but I was surprised that it was just really a great message that anyone at any age would benefit from hearing!
I love Kate Rudd as a narrator, so it was great to hear Via's side of the story.
We are all a little ugly at times.
Listen to this book! It was fantastic!!
I purchased this audiobook for my son to listen to on a long car ride since he was reading it for school and decided to put in on for everyone to hear. Wow! Everyone, my husband, daughter, son, and myself, loved it! We got really into the story and had a difficult time leaving the car before a chapter ended. We actually arrived home and continued listening in the car for another 30 minutes! The story was well-written and I was just as engaged as my kids were. I think the character development was very well-executed and the story talked about real-life issues and how kids really feel. My only issue (be it very minor) is I didn't care for the voice that the narrator gave Augie. It was a little annoying at first, but I got so into the story that it didn't matter after a while.
A wonderful read/listen about an adorable boy who doesn't let his mismanaged features get in his way of making friends and making the most of his fifth-grade adventures!