Yes. It is so positive and real. My daughter and I listened to it in the car. When we would get to our destination we would sit in the car dreading to turn it off. It was funny and very sweet.
The message of kindness, love, forgiveness. Just a lovely book for any age.
He brings the characters alive.
Every part. It is a book that should be recommended for all pre-teens, and all educators.
Wonderfully engaging. Perfect audio book for your family. We enjoyed on a road trip.
The families relationship and moments surrounding the dog. The dogs reaction to Auggie - we can learn so much from animals.
...then you probably hate puppies and small children as well...there isn't much to say that hasn't been said. Every child should not only read, but learn the spirit of this book. I would hope that in my life i'd be more like Summer than anyone else, but there are very few Summers, a lot of Jacks and, sadly, a lot of Julian's out there...Julian's are the ones that need to learn this story the most, but most won't get it.
Self acceptance and anti-bullying extraordinair
Very clear and understandable
A Forgiving Heart Succeeds
I think this should be required reading in the schools.
Going to a new school is always hard, especially if you have to be the new kid in a middle school, but for Augie it is even more difficult than that. August has never attended school before; he has been home-schooled because he could not attend consistently since he was busy having so many surgeries.
He had to have surgeries because he was born with several different facial malformations. His face does not look like everyone else’s; he is used to being around people who know him and love him, but to suddenly find himself in a school with a bunch of adolescents he doesn’t know is pretty scary. He is not sure if he will find a place to fit in, and if everyone will get to know who he is beyond his outward appearance.
Who is the real Augie and can he manage to get known for something other than his unusual face?
If you enjoy reading books about kids who overcome obstacles, you might also enjoy Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erksine, Anything But Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin, or Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper.
Mom to 2 girls
The whole family has enjoyed this book. The many pov make for good discussions. Wish there was pov of one of parents. I recommend for family listening.
One of the most inspiring stories I've ever heard. Its reality at its peak. Its definitely a book i would recommend to any and every one. So many wonderful lessons to be learned through this beautiful young man! Being and staying humble is one!
I bought this as my first audio book when I lost my voice for a couple of weeks. I was reading Wonder with my fourth grade students as a read-aloud and thus needed some tech help at that time. We absolutely loved the performance and the different voices for the different perspectives. My students were absolutely enthralled with the story and the narrators. I love it because I can focus on teachable moments and observing the children's reactions as they listen, needing only to pause the recording to talk about something important. Very impressed and excited to continue my journey into audio books for my students and myself!
I loved the beautiful, honest, truthful storytelling. I felt the character's thoughts and actions were well developed as children on the cusp of adulthood.
The standing ovations---at Oliva's play and at August's graduation.
Yes. The only problem with the narration was the way August's character was voiced. He sounded much younger than he was. Overall, the narration was very good!
Yes, I laughed and I cried. I finished the book yesterday, and I am still emotionally engaged with it!
A great read, for adults and young adults. This book has encouraged me to live my life with more kindness.