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)
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.
Yes, I loved the story and each character's perspective was a treat.
August is really the most inspiring character in any of my recent listens.
The narration was a treat in itself.
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.
Having 3 narrators was excellent. They really captured the essence of each character.
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!
This book tells the story of August. It is written from his perspective and also the perspective of others around him. It is a heartfelt story. It is funny, witty, at moments also makes you want to cry but also picks you back up. Very well written. I absolutely loved it!
It was good and the narrators changed every chapter. It's a really sad and really happy book! I love how everyone calls him Auggie!
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