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    • #2029
      Susannah
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        @sunshine1313

        I’m so glad I chose this book! The way the author allowed us to experience Auggie, and those closest to him, through their own voices and points of view,  was very powerful.

        I haven’t seen the movie. For those that have, did it stay close to the storyline? Is it worth watching?

      • #2042
        DareAngel3
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          @dareangel3

          I thought the movie followed the storyline very well and it was a great adaptation. I liked all of the casting. My kids (ages 8 and 10) nitpicked a few differences but they weren’t really plot-related. The important things were all there (including the animal death, but it felt more brief than it was in the book.)

          The one difference that stuck out to me as an adult (and that I loved) was that you could see others’ reactions– particularly Auggie’s Mom (Julia Roberts). Seeing the heartache on her face really struck home for me. I’m not sure if my kids picked up on that part, LOL. Also, I felt like the Middle School Director and Mr. Brown were more fleshed out when you could see their interactions with the students.

          What a beautiful story! We loved it.

          • #2053
            Susannah
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              @sunshine1313

              Thank you for your response. It sounds like a movie worth seeing. ❤️

          • #2283
            Nancy Bethel
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              @nancybethel

              I loved this book and didn’t realize there was a movie. I will check it out!!

              I loved how the author portrayed Auggie as a regular kid.  I listened to the beginning on audio and the narrator was excellent!

              I also liked that the author presented problems that the other characters had. And the characters were 3 dimensional. Via loved Auggie, but also wanted/needed a break from him,

              Wonderful book!

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