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Wonder | [R. J. Palacio]

Wonder

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2013

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.

©2012 R. J. Palacio (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Wonder is a book with such a big, wide heart - it shows how we are all fragile, imperfect, and perfectly beautiful creatures. A wonderful novel by a wonder of a writer!” (Julia Alvarez, author of Return to Sender, Before We Were Free, Finding Miracles, and the Tía Lola Stories)

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    A. May 03-23-15
    A. May 03-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    I loved the book sooooo much 😊☺️😀😉😀☺️☺️😀☺️😀😉😀☺️😀😍😍☺️😉😍😃😀😃😀
    I will read the other books too 😍😉☺️😊😀😃😄 amazing amazing great fabulous my favorite book so far

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    Brenna 03-22-15
    Brenna 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    I liked it and it is a good story the narrator had a scratchy voice but I liked it on a scale of 1-10 1 being the worst book ever and 10 being the best book in the world I would rate it a 10

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    Chad 03-14-15
    Chad 03-14-15
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    My favorite book EVER. I loved having it on audio b/c It expressed the story so much better than just reading it!!!!

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    S. Greenwood 03-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    So amazing and touching I loved it. A real inspiration for any who read it.I plan on reading it with my kiddos.

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    Gabriel J. Sabourin 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A well rounded story"

    Reading this with my nine-year-old daughter there are plenty of moments but we got to talk about life's larger questions and what it means to be a good person.

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    Eli 03-10-15
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    "Definitely worth the listen."
    Would you listen to Wonder again? Why?

    Yes, I loved the story and each character's perspective was a treat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    August is really the most inspiring character in any of my recent listens.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narration was a treat in itself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes definitely.


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    HML 03-09-15
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    "Kindness is the most important lesson in life!!"

    This is wonderful!!! Should be required reading for all ages!! A great lesson in life "How to be Kind" to all!! Start requiring this book for lower school .

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    Virginia Reader 03-07-15
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    "Everyone should read this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Wonder the most enjoyable?

    This book is at the top of my list and will stay with me for a very long time. R.J.Palacio perfectly interprets the mindset of her young protagonist and his pals. The story makes you think, laugh and cry. I have sent copies to my grandchildren. Everyone should read this book.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having 3 narrators was excellent. They really captured the essence of each character.


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    Deanna J Bickford 03-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic a must read"

    This is a MUST read for any age group! But if you have a child between 10-14 it should be required reading!! Adults read so you can use it as a learning tool! Loved it!

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    Tracy 03-05-15
    Tracy 03-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved the way the voices were different for each character. And I thought they were close and I Fendick. I love the story. It was a nice treat for me in my car.

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