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Wonder

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Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Diana Steele

8 Hours 8 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

February 2012

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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. "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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  • Savannah C

    This book is amazing! I would recommend that all teachers read it whether it be before you start teaching or if you are already teaching.

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  • Vincent N

    The book was MARVELOUS WONDER to read!This book teaches you to be grateful in life for anything you have and appreciate it!This book really makes you think about yourself and what person you are and how to become better because as you know ,we will never perfect and as humans we all make mistakes .That is why you will always have thing you could improve and work on to teach and take back to yourself and they people you surround with!May you always have Courage,Kindness,Friendship,and Character! I LOVED this book! ALL-AROUND ALL TIME FAVORITES! I would give this book a trillion stars in the book rating and narrator rating!May people always remember this book as a reminder for life and everything we have to to grateful and gracious, appreciative,help others,and give life your all in all!

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  • Irina S

    It is a very nice and amazing book about August. The narrator did a nice job also.

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  • Ann G

    I loved it.

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  • Brian M

    This book was great from beginning to end! It should be required reading in middle school. The narrator did a great job!

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  • Marah W

    I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit distracted reliving the same events through the words of different characters but found that interesting after a bit. Overall, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Danylle H

    I love this book. It's really funny and very realistic. It tells a true story of what children and families go through with special needs.

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  • maricela vela

    I\'m thought I probably wasn\'t going to like but guess what I loved it I\'m going to middle school and that gave me confidence to not be afraid anymore.

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  • Jennifer Shelton

    Love this book!!!! Empathy for the underdog! The narration of the main character is terrible! Almost unbearable to listen to. The other characters are really good!!!

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  • Carri Finley

    I am a 5th grade Language Arts teacher and read a lot of young adult novels to share with my students. This is the best book I have read in 10 years. I strongly encourage very middle school student to read this book. It has the power to challenge the way you see the world and your relationships with others. The world needs more Auggies!

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