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Wonder

Series: Wonder, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (368 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

©2012 R J Palacio (P)2012 Random House AudioGo

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Great story an annoying narrator

The book has a great story. I felt the voice for August was extremely annoying and detracted from the story. I would have stopped listening if I didn't need to hear it.

The speech about kindness is a stand out element of the book.

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Wonder-ful read

Absolutely loved it. Beautifully written and wonderful characters. Totally recommended for readers of any age.

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Wonder is a great book, for young & old.

Would you listen to Wonder again? Why?

Yes, I would listen in a family group situation because of benefit of sharing with siblings in a similar situation to Olivia (via)

What did you like best about this story?

The different voices, and writing style

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

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

Yes, 2
Both when Augie's father told him why he confiscated his astronaut mask, and when the character who gave him the mask, Miranda,met him in the crowd at his sister's performance

Any additional comments?

Will listen to the next in series

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wonder really is wonderful!

wonderful messages and such a story that everyone can relate to.
it was so wonderful!!!!

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recommended

A great book for kids and adults. teaches about kindness and compassion. get the tissues

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Awesome messages.

such a great message and really loved the precepts idea. really great book. Loved it

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This is the best book ever!

Yay I loved it so so nice hope there's another book!!! Love love loved it! <3

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Amazing story

Many schools are now reading this amazing story in schools. A story that needs to be told, of being different and how that affects your whole world. It displays compassion, remorse, forgiveness.

Yes you do get used to Auggies voice!!! Non of my kids complained. Even my 4yo enjoyed this story on a long trip

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Amazing story

This was truly a beautiful book! Loved it! I highly recommend! I liked the different perspectives of the different characters. I like how deep down this is book of inner beauty!!!

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Wonder ful

This is just wonderful.
I love this book so much.
Best book for all ages. Good book for understanding bullying and other things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-2017

Good book

The sisters voice isn't very nice but the other 2 are ,overall great story
Would buy wonder 2 if there is one😄

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  • 22-01-2013

Amazing

A book that is guaranteed to take your child on an amazing journey - engrossing, entertaining, enlightening - there aren't enough superlatives you can apply to this book to do it justice.

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  • Karyn
  • 30-01-2014

Great Story - didn't love the narrator

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No question, this is a good novel. I question though the choice of narrator. The narrator is a woman, the main charcter is a 10 year old boy. The narrator puts on a voice, to try and sound like a 10 year old boy. In my opinion, she sounds, at times, like those chain smoking aunts from The Simpsons. The narrator definitely affected my enjoyment of the audiobook. I preferred reading the novel.

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  • Rav
  • 05-05-2018

Happy endings

an amazing children's book I would definitely recommend it to you if you enjoy happy endings

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  • Lynn Ambrose
  • 02-03-2018

Absolutely loved this heart-warming story!

Lynn - absolutely loved this heart-warming story! Would be great for a family to listen to on a long trip.

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  • Narelle
  • 19-02-2018

Great read

Read this in 2 days. How refreshing to read a book that keeps you engrossed and has such a beautiful storyline. Definitely not the sort of book I normally read but loved every moment of it and fell in love with Augy !

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  • Lynette
  • 05-12-2017

Wonderful

This is a beautiful story for the whole family, filled with touching feel good moments and heart breaking tears. Highly recommended!

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  • jarumas taengprakob
  • 22-01-2015

Touching story

It was kind of boring at first but started to get interesting as the characters grow up. I love Jack's part the most as I can relate to him. And it gets me reary with daisy death. Well done for a children book.