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)
A wonderful read/listen about an adorable boy who doesn't let his mismanaged features get in his way of making friends and making the most of his fifth-grade adventures!
I love Wonder. I read the book, and wanted more, so I went for the Audio book. Auggie's narrator was AWFUL though. Why a girl? Why? WHY? I hate to leave bad reviews, but really?
For Auggie, anyone who doesn't talk like a tiny deranged woman. The others were fine.
Diana Steele was basically terrible as August, but the story is sweet. Great novel for middle readers.
every bit of this novel was compelling, real. the dialog never dragged, always brought out real human emotion, kept the action moving. fantastic listen.
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