I loved Matched and Crossed (the first two books in this trilogy). I couldn't wait for Reached to be published. Once I was able to listen to it, I felt let down. The story seems to drag on while we wait for the inevitable conclusion that happens at the very end. The narrators were wonderful though! I enjoyed their performances.
I'm so glad I found this series! I have enjoyed every book I've read so far. Having the stories told from Chet's perspective is refreshing and fun. The narrator does a great job with all of the voices, especially Chet's and Bernie's. Recommended for mystery fans (who also appreciate dog stories).
This is not my usual genre (mysteries set in Wyoming solved by a local sheriff), but after reading so many great reviews of the series I decided to try one. I have enjoyed every book so far. The stories are so well written and the characters are so well developed that the reader is completely pulled in right from the start. Recommended for fans of mysteries.
I have enjoyed every book in this series so far. This is great light reading (listening) for mystery fans.
The main character, the situations he gets himself in, and the things he says to people are hilarious! This is a truly funny story all the way through. At the end, it is amazing how much the main character has grown and has been able to accomplish. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh out loud.
If a teen (or anyone) reads Thirteen Reasons Why and is feeling like suicide is an option for severe depression, that person needs to read Wonder. Auggie shows amazing bravery and strength all through this story. He has to deal with so much fear, anger, rejection, and ridicule all because of something completely outside of his control. He has friends and family who come alongside him and support him throughout his experiences. The ending was extremely positive for all of the involved characters!
In addition to the excellent story, it was interesting to learn about many of the customs from the Afgan culture. The horrors that the people had to live through were heartbreaking. That so many could come out on the other side with hope and ready to start again was inspiring. I was moved to tears at the end.
What a great story for fans of The Hunger Games! The characters of Day and June just captured my attention and drew me right into the story. It was hard to stop listening! When it was over, I kept wishing the second book was already out because I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next...
This story grabbed my attention and kept me interested until the end. It was easy to become involved with each of the main characters and their back stories. I was reminded in ways of The Hunger Games, yet this story definitely took its own direction. After reading the story first, the narrator didn't quite seem right to me as I listened (that's why 4 out of 5 stars), but I still enjoyed the experience. I can't wait to read the second book!
I enjoyed this book as much as Legend (the first book). The characters and plot just draw you in and keep you involved until the end. It was hard to stop listening. Can't wait for book 3 to be released!
I listened to this on a car trip with my 4th and 7th grade sons and we all enjoyed it. We can't wait to listen to the second book!
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