Audiobook CD - 2017
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August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. 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? Wonder, now a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 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.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI :, Brilliance Audio,, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781536611779
Branch Call Number: FIC Palac
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 12 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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Audience: Ages 9+


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Oct 01, 2018

This was an excellent read. I especially like how the author offered various points of view of the same/similar timeline. The audio was voiced really well as well. I highly recommend this book. I hope to see the movie soon and compare the two. From what I have heard, the book is better. So I am glad that I got to read it first.

Feb 19, 2018

August "Auggie" Pulman would say he's just your average 5th grade boy that loves Star Wars, science, & hanging out with his family & friends. The world, however, would say he's anything but ordinary. Due to a chromosome issue, Auggie was born with a deformed face which has caused him a number of issues. He's learned how to live within his challenges, but what he wants most is to live in the world & be viewed as just another average boy. His mother encourages (lovingly pushes) him to start his schooling outside of the home at Beecher Prep. The book follows Auggie's 5th grade school year through various people's prospective. What started out as a difficult & very painful year transformed into a wonderful relationship with many of his schoolmates & a new kind of relationship with the members of his own family.

My daughter & I listened to this book together every time we got in the car. There were many times we would sit in the parking lot at our destination for several minutes just because we weren't ready to stop the book. Although we don't struggle with the same issues as Auggie, we both were able to draw our own parallels to struggles we both experience & how we could learn to handle them in the same way Auggie did. It was also a great reminder to us both that no matter how difficult we think we have it, there is always somebody that has larger, heavier struggles than our own.

Age recommendation: 8 & up (I don't remember anything that was unsuitable for younger readers, it is more due to the content related to Auggie's struggles due to his facial deformity.)

On a scale from 1-10 stars, I give it 10!

Dec 19, 2017

Love it

Sep 05, 2015

While understanding the perspectives of several who wrote less faborable reviews, I devoured this book, loved the multiple POVs and highly recommend it. It's more than a feel-good, all-ends-well book. It's deep and insightful, with so much of the depth inferred rather than specifically stated. I often felt what the characters were feeling -- uncertainty, hurt, pride, a desire to do the right thing without exactly knowing how. When a book engages me at that level, it's a win.

Dec 22, 2014

Love this book! Perfect for a kids' book group or family read aloud.

Aug 26, 2014

Excellent read for all ages! The story starts off in the perspective of Auggie, but I was really drawn in when it switched to other characters in the book. The author does a great job giving life to the grey area in between right and wrong, where so many social lessons are learned as a child!

samdog123 Aug 12, 2013

This is a terrific book. Auggie Pullman, born with several birth defects that caused him to have a facial deformity, moves from home-schooling to middle school. He has an interesting year at school, making friends and breaking down barriers and prejudices due to his outstanding character. A very moving book that teaches the importance personality vs. looks, a valuable lesson for kids and adults of any age.

Aug 05, 2013

Our family just completed Wonder on audio. Absolutely amazing story about being kind, compassionate to those who are different. Captivated and changed by this beautiful story. A must read for children and adult alike.

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Feb 19, 2018

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May 27, 2015

This book is about August Pullman, a 5th grader who's face is severely deformed. It is narrated by August and his friends.


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