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Wonder Audiobook

Wonder

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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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    Patricia A. Herinckx 12-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful Wonder!"

    Thought this was a great book! Adults and kids can enjoy it. It teaches so many life lessons such as compassion, kindness, courage and what it is is like to be different physically.
    Chose this book because my teacher daughter's fifth grade class was reading it. Having taught quite a few years, I find current children books interesting. This is a winner, just like Augie!

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    Jodi Leonard 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ummm..."

    Umm,,,,


    Well this is going to be short and sweet!!!there is really no words for this book!!!its so amazing!!

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    great app 12-02-15
    great app 12-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beatiful"

    As an adult, I loved this book and it's message of beauty, family struggles unity, love, strength, and hope that the bullies in the world are loosers

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    Deborah Klimek 11-27-15
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    "Wonderful story with timeless lessons"

    Perfect book full of lessons of acceptance and non-discrimination which are much needed in our world.

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    Amy Cameron Redondo Beach, CA USA 11-11-15
    Amy Cameron Redondo Beach, CA USA 11-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So Good and Happy"

    I loved this book it had happy parts and sad parts. The fact that he had a different face than other people made the story a lot more interesting. The only thing that I didn't like was how the narrators voice changed a lot so it was kind of confusing of who was speaking, but I caught up and enjoyed the story and never wanted to stop listening to it. The story in this book is full of happiness and joy it just made me smile. When ever August had a fight I was always on his side. Overall the story was great and it made me smile. I would recommend this book to children 8 years old and younger.😃

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    Beth 11-09-15
    Beth 11-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful in every way!!"

    I devoured this in one day... Literally could not stop until the end! Brilliant book and amazing performances by the readers. I cried at least 5 times- even when in the worst places to do so (like while grocery shopping)! I highly recommend this book.

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    iluvj 11-04-15
    iluvj 11-04-15
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    "Excellent story well told"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It should be required reading for everybody young and old.

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    Vladi 10-31-15
    Vladi 10-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best of the best"

    This is very good I have never read a book like this. Never in my life
    -I dare u to fall in love with August

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    Kansas TZM2001 10-25-15
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    "too amazing for words"
    Where does Wonder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this. is. the.[ maybe ] the. greatest. audiobook. ever.


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything from the performance to the charactors to the events to the emotion EVERYTHING. PERIOD


    Which scene was your favorite?

    everything. as i stated above.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    maybe everything.


    Any additional comments?

    i rest my case.

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    Learning for Life 10-23-15

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    "Helped us to understand and prepare"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As the mother of a special needs child, I have been bracing myself for the challenges ahead of her. This was the first book I read to look behind the curtain. It helped me understand by sharing some things I was worried about, but it also helped me connect with my own resilience and moreso appreciate the resilience of my daughter. As protector or his sister, my 8 year old son really connected with the book as well, and has gone on to devour others in the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wonder?

    My son absolutely loved the principal's funny name and Auggie's thoughts about it.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I got a good sense of emotions from the tones used by the narrator, and knew who was speaking from the vocal shifts made. Although the story said that due to several physical impairments and surgeries, Auggie's speech was very unclear, the narrator needed to ensure listeners could easily follow Auggie's dialogue. I think he was able to strike a good balance where the speech was imperfect enough to remind me that Auggie's speech was impaired.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I got angry, indignant, at the hateful behaviours of some of the kids. My chest puffed out in pride as some kids stepped up to defend Auggie. I cried as I empathized with what he was going through, and I felt hopeful when he discovered his own power and began getting to know himself. The book was as great for me as it was for my 8 year old son.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was told from Auggie's perspective, and using Auggie's voice as narrator. It really hooked my son and helped him relate to the challenges faced and surmounted by a special needs child. This was invaluable for me, as I wanted to start preparing him for the hardships that his special needs sister and our family will be facing as the years advance.

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