I am not really great with reviews since I like everything and suspend reality quickly but I do it anyways. Umpire and classic books yay
This is a great listen. 8 hours went by way too quickly, as I finished this in 24 hours.
The last chapter is incredible. As a parent of a special needs child who has been in the situation of receiving recognition, I couldn't help but cry tears of joy.
I laughed, I cried. I invested myself in the lives of the people who tell the story and wish I could continue living through their eyes.
"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind."
I have always been a fan of the stories where it is told by multiple people to get different perspectives to get the whole story and R.J. Palacio does this extremely well. While the main character, Auggie, starts and ends the book with his narrative, in between are different characters who play major parts in furthering his story and showing the change that happens when kindness becomes a part of life.
This story is about a child with severe facial deformity and his first year of school as a 5th grade middle schooler. I've always felt Middle School is the most cruel place on earth, something the book portrays well.
This book fleshes out the characters to the point that I was able to see myself in the parts. My insecurities portrayed in Auggie, my meanness and judgement of those different than I am in Julian, my apathy in the lives of the kids who stood on the sidelines, and my compassion in Summer and Jack. I feel I would be a better person if I live more like Summer.
This book is targeted to those who are going into middle school but adults will relive the past and take the points and see if they can improve their lives. I highly recommend this in an era of Facebook fights, comment section politics, and online bullying. Kindness can overcome the world.
The voice actors made me feel like I was there myself
August because he wants to be like, a normal person instead of being looked at like a zombie. An really, really UGLY one.
The story was ok for juvenile fiction, but I could not take the Marge Simpson delivery of the narrator. It made August seem babyish and contrived.
I LOVE the book wonder. After it first came out,I was obsesesed with reading it. I just had to get the audio book!! This is an amazing story that everyone should learn a lesson from. I listened the hole 8 hours and 6 over and over again!!! Love it!!!
I am already on my second listen. I liked it so much I am not letting all of my 5th grade students listen as it teaches them very important lessons about kindness, tolerance and bullying.
Summer...she was such a sweet and pure spirit.
When the kids rallied behind Augie after the incident at the nature preserve.
The follow up trilogy "Augie and Me" is also very good...give you an indepth look at 3 of the most important characters in Augie's life.
It was very touching. I couldn't stop reading it. If you haven't read this book, then you need to replace read it. It teaches valuable lessons that you need to be a great person. After I read it, I said to myself, I am going to read this ten more times. I hope you enjoy Wonder as much as I did.