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.
“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)
Yes! I have read it multiple times.
The Halloween section of the book was very memorable.
The end of the book and the reading of the precepts.
Everyone should read this book.
I liked listening to this book, and you learn so life lessons it it about what matters in life and how everyone has problems and stuff like that. It is a little childish because all the points are from the perspective of kids, but it's a little refreshing to go back in time like that. I wish it showed a perspective from his mother too.
Performance was great.
The voice actors made me feel like I was there myself
August because he wants to be like, a normal person instead of being looked at like a zombie. An really, really UGLY one.
The story was ok for juvenile fiction, but I could not take the Marge Simpson delivery of the narrator. It made August seem babyish and contrived.
I LOVE the book wonder. After it first came out,I was obsesesed with reading it. I just had to get the audio book!! This is an amazing story that everyone should learn a lesson from. I listened the hole 8 hours and 6 over and over again!!! Love it!!!
touching, tender and hopeful. every child AND adult should read this wonderful story. don't pass this one by. you won't want it to end.
I am already on my second listen. I liked it so much I am not letting all of my 5th grade students listen as it teaches them very important lessons about kindness, tolerance and bullying.
Summer...she was such a sweet and pure spirit.
When the kids rallied behind Augie after the incident at the nature preserve.
The follow up trilogy "Augie and Me" is also very good...give you an indepth look at 3 of the most important characters in Augie's life.
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