Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggie's world through new points of view. Previously only available individually, now they'll be published all together in one audio collection!
These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.
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I listen to books on my commute at 1.75 speed. I like umpiring books, corny sci-fi, religious, history, and whatever catches my eye.
This is a collection of 3 stories from kids who are in the book Wonder. It starts out with the antagonist from the main book, Julian, and tells his story from the fall to his redemption. The story is definitely the strongest of the three. The first half of his story is about his interactions with Auggie from his point of view and why he has such a visceral reaction. It does not excuse his bullying ever, but gives us a starting point on why it happened. The second part of his story is amazing. It may be better than the original book. In this section, Jullian visits his grand-mère in France and she tells him the story of her life, which changes his life. Powerful story. Julian is seen as a real kid with real fears, struggles, and joys. He becomes more than the obnoxious bully from the main book.
The second story is called Pluto and is about Auggie's oldest friend, Christopher. The story is good but after coming from Julian's story, it doesn't pack the same punch. This is the story where Auggie appears most in this collection. The story is good but it's hard to connect with Christopher because he just wasn't around in the main book.
The third story, Shing-A-Ling, is about Charolette, another one of Auggie's welcome buddies. It is about her becoming part of a special dance group and doing a big performance with two very unlikely partners, Ximena and Summer. This story is fun and fast. It is a good place to end on a high note.
If you are a fan of the Wonder story, these three short stories will round out your experience and give you a fuller view of that life is like at Beecher Prep. Well worth the listen.
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There were too many to count. It was really neat to learn more about the key figures in Augies life.
Charlotte, Really felt like she was a well rounded and well developed character.
Yes, but unfortunately I have a job and family...so not possible.
I have my 5th grade students listening to Wonder right now...This will be the next thing we listen to as soon as we are done with Wonder. Does a great job teaching lessons about tolerance, kindness and diversity.
"Auggie and me" is an important and an awesome set of audiobooks.
Shingaling is not my favorite of the books but it is still a wonderful book!
Overall, I love the sequels to Wonder and they are so inspiring!
Amazing! Best kids book ive read. Read it to your kids. Or to yourself. Really good and funny. Read wonder. First, to understand.
After reading and listening to 'Wonder' I thought I should listen to the 'sequel' and it was such an amazing trilogy of stories that look deeper into the lives around August. Thigh these ones are more centred on other kids lives separate from Augie I highly recommend this and have actually listened to it many times over.
Some books are good for parents but not for kids. Some good for kids but not parents. This is good for both. An interesting set of 3 stories that elaborates on the characters and stories of the previous book. A good book for parents and their middle schoolers to read together.
"I don't understand"
Well its just if I want to go to a particular page it won't let me therefore I dislike it.Also the voices MUST change its boring when a girls voice is used for boys or the other way around! I WANT EXCITMENT
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