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Giselle

Sausalito, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 57 titles in library
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  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (1470)
    Performance
    (1312)
    Story
    (1316)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Regina-Audible says: "Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once"
    "A really good book!"
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    If you could sum up Wonder in three words, what would they be?

    My daughter and I listened to this book together and found it quite compelling. The story is told through the perspectives of various characters and the narration really brings the whole thing to life. Very well done.


    What other book might you compare Wonder to and why?

    Out of my Mind


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Excellent!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The story of a boy and his face


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2619)
    Performance
    (2380)
    Story
    (2381)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Amazon Customer says: "Spoiler-free review below - Amazing book!"
    "Fantastic binge book."
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    Story

    Couldn't put it down. The storyline was enticing. I binged on this title till it was over. Wish it could continue

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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