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Publisher's Summary

Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggie's world through new points of view. Previously only available individually, now they'll be published all together in one audio collection!

These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

©2014 R. J. Palacio. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"A different narrator performs each of three companion stories to Palacio's beloved book, Wonder. Mike Chamberlain gives the most affecting performance in the first story... Funny, moving, and true to middle school, this production is worth repeat listening." (AudioFile)

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Every Story Has A Hundred Different Views

This is a collection of 3 stories from kids who are in the book Wonder. It starts out with the antagonist from the main book, Julian, and tells his story from the fall to his redemption. The story is definitely the strongest of the three. The first half of his story is about his interactions with Auggie from his point of view and why he has such a visceral reaction. It does not excuse his bullying ever, but gives us a starting point on why it happened. The second part of his story is amazing. It may be better than the original book. In this section, Jullian visits his grand-mère in France and she tells him the story of her life, which changes his life. Powerful story. Julian is seen as a real kid with real fears, struggles, and joys. He becomes more than the obnoxious bully from the main book.
The second story is called Pluto and is about Auggie's oldest friend, Christopher. The story is good but after coming from Julian's story, it doesn't pack the same punch. This is the story where Auggie appears most in this collection. The story is good but it's hard to connect with Christopher because he just wasn't around in the main book.
The third story, Shing-A-Ling, is about Charolette, another one of Auggie's welcome buddies. It is about her becoming part of a special dance group and doing a big performance with two very unlikely partners, Ximena and Summer. This story is fun and fast. It is a good place to end on a high note.
If you are a fan of the Wonder story, these three short stories will round out your experience and give you a fuller view of that life is like at Beecher Prep. Well worth the listen.

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Wonder sequels ❤️

"Auggie and me" is an important and an awesome set of audiobooks.
Shingaling is not my favorite of the books but it is still a wonderful book!
Overall, I love the sequels to Wonder and they are so inspiring!

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  • Anita
  • PORTLAND, OR, United States
  • 05-26-17

Usually, there is more to the story....

While Auggie plays a truly peripheral role in each of these three stories, this was an interesting prequel/sequel to "Wonder". The voices of these kids come through perfectly and I think it's a perfect "listen." You'll learn why Julian is such mean boy (thanks, mom and dad - yes, I said it!), how tough it can be on kids as they move on in life (it's OK, Chris, Auggie really will make friends out in the world!), and sometimes we're not really as nice as we think we are (if we're only nice when grown-ups are watching, we're really not that nice!).

I only wish we could have heard Jack Will's back story - but then again, maybe we don't need to - maybe we got to see him as he really is.

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I love it!

I think that is audible book was very emotional and heart warming. I think it really does show the true feelings of the characters.

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Excellent follow up to Wonder

If you could sum up Auggie & Me in three words, what would they be?

Please write more!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Auggie & Me?

There were too many to count. It was really neat to learn more about the key figures in Augies life.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Charlotte, Really felt like she was a well rounded and well developed character.

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

Yes, but unfortunately I have a job and family...so not possible.

Any additional comments?

I have my 5th grade students listening to Wonder right now...This will be the next thing we listen to as soon as we are done with Wonder. Does a great job teaching lessons about tolerance, kindness and diversity.

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Perfect for kids!!

Amazing! Best kids book ive read. Read it to your kids. Or to yourself. Really good and funny. Read wonder. First, to understand.

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Decent

It was pretty good but not as good as the original Wonder. But would really sugest

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Better than Wonder

While you must read Wonder to appreciate this book, this book was so much better. It was enjoyable and realistic. It gave insight into school dynamics, while keeping with the same themes and lessons as the first.

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Cute relatable stories, terrible third narrator.

The stories are beautifully told. The characters are shockingly realistic - I kept having flashbacks to my time in middle school. The first two narrators did a fine job.

Unfortunately the last narrator was distractingly bad. She clearly did absolutely no research about different kinds of New York accents. Her version of an “east Harlem” accent was “southern belle light.” It was confusing and disruptive to the story.

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Sooooooo good

A heart breaking tail that makes you realize that we’re all the same. 😩😩😩😩😉😉😉😉😂😂😂👍🏼👍🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Love 😉so much

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  • fmh
  • 11-19-17

Ewan Age 9

I learned a lot more about the stories of the characters in Wonder Julian’s grandmothers story helped me understand more about history . Christopher s story was good . I think you should always like people and show respect for them .

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  • Bernadette
  • 09-14-17

Great!

A lovely follow up to the great book 'wonder' which is nice as now we can see the perspective from other characters in the book :)
The voices are well performed and easy to listen too

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  • Charlie
  • 01-16-18

BRAH

WHY THE HELL DOES THE ADIO STOP AT "the third book is shingaling" I DONT UNDER STAND. THIS IS SUCH A RIP OFF

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-18-17

I don't understand

Well its just if I want to go to a particular page it won't let me therefore I dislike it.Also the voices MUST change its boring when a girls voice is used for boys or the other way around! I WANT EXCITMENT

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-21-18

Incredible

Auggie and me is an amazing book that tells the readers about the opinions of people you might not think.
#choosekind