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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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    Melissa 02-28-17
    Melissa 02-28-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Everyone needs a little Wonder"

    Really such a special book for any age on so many different levels. At the end of the book, you really feel like you get to know all of these wonderful characters. You see the flaws and the mistakes and then the growth and true kindness in almost all of them. It reminded me of the importance of connecting with each other and how it is almost always gratifying to the giver and the receiver when that bond is made. Just a lovely inspiring book and I enjoyed the multi voiced narration as well.

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    Audrey 02-23-17
    Audrey 02-23-17
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    "Best book 😍😍 👏👏"

    This book will change you, you need to read Wonder.I feel in love with this book you will to.

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    Denise Bagnerise Summit, NJ 02-19-17
    Denise Bagnerise Summit, NJ 02-19-17
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    "T'was wonderful!"

    Loved it! Perfect narrator. Shows miracles and happy endings come in all shapes and sizes.

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    Leslie Barnes Horseheads, NY 02-16-17
    Leslie Barnes Horseheads, NY 02-16-17 Member Since 2016

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    "tear jerker"

    Loved this book. The performances are fabulous and I didn't want to stop listening until it was over.

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    DinAls West Chester, PA 02-12-17
    DinAls West Chester, PA 02-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "And "Wonder" I found myself doing a lot"

    The title of the book is brilliant. Just to set the tone of time period I read and listened to this story, my 5th grade twins were also doing the same during the day. So, it was quite poignant when one came home and said that he just did not understand how cruel some people could act towards others because of the way Auggie, the young protagonist looked. My older twin chimed in saying that it wasn't just the other kids either, some of the adults whispered too. I had a good time discussing the story with them. Another way the writer kept it interesting, the story changes characters every couple chapters which really helps one to step into the minds of not just Auggie, but his friends, family, and Julian. For reasons many wonder about, the more Auggie starts to find a place for himself, Julian becomes more antagonistic. It is a beautiful story for older children; however, teenagers and adults can enjoy the triumphs, sorrows, and joy this story offers to bring into your life. I was lucky to find a very new -at the time-add on about Julian. Well worth listening or reading. The performance was good, overall a terrific find. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good book.

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    M Scott Doughty 02-01-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonder review"

    I really loved this book! I don't think it's right that everybody bully's August Polmin

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    MMM 01-26-17
    MMM 01-26-17
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    "Great book to illustrate empathy and compassion!"

    This is an excellent story for middle schoolers. It offers many opportunities for discussions about kindness, empathy, bullying, family values, and many more character traits. "Wonder" is also, well written and entertaining. The performers did a great job of drawing me into the story and the characters. I wasn't sure about August's voice at first, however, by the end of the first few pages, I felt this was truly his voice.

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    boysonly 01-22-17
    boysonly 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A truly Wonder-full book!"

    My family listened to this book after my 5th grade son declared it his favorite book & insisted we had to read it. I'm so glad he did. I have regularly reminded my kids that the most important attribute is kindness. This book show the power of kindness & that sometimes kindness takes courage.

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    Utah Granny 01-16-17
    Utah Granny 01-16-17 Member Since 2015

    I am 74 and, despite health problems, am an active participant in life. I play the flute, draw in pastels, crochet, and write.

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    "Refreshingly Honest"
    Would you listen to Wonder again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed every aspect of it and did listen to many parts over again


    What other book might you compare Wonder to and why?

    To Catch a Mockingbird. Because it is told by a child who sees life through unblemished eyes.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved the inuendos of the voices. I especially liked Auggie's soft voice. It portrayed his sensitive soul.


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

    It was a book I was reluctant to stop listening to


    Any additional comments?

    I applaud the author on his fine tuned understanding of people. He had a unique, straight forward way of presenting them. I loved the father who could always laugh with his son.

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    Jasmine 01-12-17
    Jasmine 01-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Well Done!"

    This book was so heartfelt and amazing. I will definitely listen again. This book deserves a standing ovation :), I'm so excited for the movie!

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