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.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
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 I would recommend this book to a friend because this book is a good story it said that you don't have to look normal to be normal and you should not care what people think of yourself
My kids and I chose this for our first summer reading club book, and we are so glad we did. This book will fill you with all of the emotions you want from a good read. Happy, sad, anxious, excited, suspense and best of all love... This book has such a great moral and story. We have decided that we are doing a summer of kindness and that we will do at least one big act of kindness or service a week..... Big thanks to the author and we can't wait to read the other books written by R.J. Palacio.
Faulkner, zombies, pandemics, Hillary Mantel, Linda Barry, Atwood, time travel, and Karr, I'm all over the map.
My 11 year-old daughter and I listened to this together. We enjoyed listening to the main character overcome his circumstances and his sister and friends' honest account of their experience. We highly recommend this book.
I am a 7th grade teacher and a mother of two ... this book presents a message that the world needs a little more of - "choose kindness!"