Monday, February 25, 2013
Mini Review: Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Wonder By R. J. Palacio
Performed by: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Diana Steele
Type: Audio (Purchased)
I wasn't sure what to expect from Wonder, but I know that anyone who has read middle grade books raves about it. I think that Auggie's story is one that will speak to everyone, from kids to teens to adults. Depending on what stage of your life you're in, you will take different things from this book. I think, as a kid, it might teach you to be considerate to people and not shy away from those who are different. As an adult I kept sympathizing with Auggie's parents. I can't imagine how much strength it takes to raise a child who will be treated differently. I highly recommend Wonder to everyone!
Audio: When I saw that Nick Podehl and Kate Rudd were narrating I was excited, because I think they are great narrators. Nick is the narrator on Personal Effects and Kate Rudd is the narrator for The Fault in Our Stars. This is the first time I have listened to Diana Steele. Having multiple narrators was great, because you feel who's telling the story. I only wish that each narrator had said who was who. I wasn't crazy about the narrator's choice for Auggie's voice and I'm not sure if it was done intentionally to make him sound young or not normal. Either way I didn't love it, but it didn't take away from the story.
To listen to a sample visit Brilliance Audio.