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When you look at a picture, what do you see? We gave authors around the world the challenge to write a story based on a set of five images. More than thirty authors rose to that challenge and created an amazing young adult anthology of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas for you to enjoy. Flip the pages and prepare to be Wonderstruck!

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Paperback, 488 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing (first published May 29th 2013)
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Veronica Morfi
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)



Angeli
May 19, 2013 rated it liked it
[Oh dear... I really don't want to be the first person who rates this book with 3(.5)/5 stars... But I believe it is only fair to review the book honestly. So please, bear with me. And I apologize if anyone should feel offended by this.]

Wonderstruck was definitely an interesting read. The anthology testifies to the old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words". And it goes beyond that as it features multiple perspectives - glimpses into unique imaginations - for a set of 5 pictures. It m
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Kristin Scearce
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'll begin by saying the cover is fantastic; I couldn't stop looking at it! That being said, it's that feeling, the one that every picture has a story to tell, that is the inspiration behind the stories in this anthology. They go from "drabbles" of 100 words to short stories and novellas, and each is as unique as the author who wrote it. It's amazing how so many people can look at the same picture and yet draw a compl
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Claire Taylor
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderstruck

A young adult anthology full of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas. This book is so full of creativity and talented authors that there is bound to be something you’ll enjoy. From wizards in jars to spirit hearts to bubbles of peace and tranquillity, there are so many stories that jump out that I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish. As with other anthologies, I was expecting to have this read in a couple of hours, but with over 400 pages it is well worth bu
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Cassandra
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!

**Received this ebook in exchange for an honest review as part of the Clean Teen Street Team

First, I think it is amazing that all of these stories came about based on five pictures. They are all very creative and very different. It amazes how different each of them is yet some originated from the very same picture.

Drabbles are new to me being 100 words exactly, but I don’t connect to them as much as I do novellettes and novellas. They were s
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Meredith
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I have to admit that I'm usually not an anthology person, but this collection surprised me. First off, the pictures are amazing. It was fascinating reading the different takes each author had on them. Some of the stories are as short as one hundred words, and others are novella length. Each one is totally unique and causes you to see the picture from a "different angle" so to speak. Reading through the collection was kind of like walking through an art gallery and listening to differing opinions ...more
Danielle Smiley
There is such an amazing variety to this anthology. Firstly, it's HUGE!!!, even containing three full novellas! There are stories I loved and ones I didn't. A few stories were choppy or had plot holes. Quite a few had less than happy endings (which I totally don't go for, but that doesn't really mean those stories are bad). Then there are stories that had me hopping up and down hugging my Kindle for the love of them. There are stories with dynamic characters and interesting worlds with hold-your ...more
Amanda Masters
This book was awesome it is a great collection of short stories. I loved them all! it brought together some of the best authors and let their imaginations run with a series of photos. Each story and photo had a different perspective and made you look at it in a whole new way.

Some of these authors I have read before like Jon Messenger, Cindy Saunders, Gabrielle Arrowsmith, Sacha Hope, and B.T. Lyons etc. but others I hadn't yet read like Kati Ellis who blew me away with her story The Silent Man,
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B.T. Lyons
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Please note that as I am one of the authors in "Wonderstruck", my review does not apply to my own works ("Peace" and "Heartkeeper").


I don't think that I can start this without first noting that it is a HUUUUGE book! Over 400 pages of mostly excellent stories! You may not like all of them, but there is definitely something in this book for everyone.

"Wonderstruck" is a compilation of over 30 authors writing drabbles, short stories, novelettes, and novellas based upon five images provided for inspi
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Lis Ann - The Indigo Quill
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm a part of some Writers Guilds in my area, and one of the exercises we do is a writing prompt. A slideshow of images is put before us, and we write whatever comes to mind in the amount given based on one or all of the images. It actually makes a really good spontaneous exercise, and it's interesting to hear what everyone comes up with. We all think on different planes, and often times I'm surpri
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Heather
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Based on their unique view of different pictures, the authors in this anthology penned whatever inspired them. Some are short; some long; some just a few sentences.
This was a fantastic anthology of blended short and long stories in young adult fantasy. Any reader will easily get swept into the engrossing array of writing styles, characters, and story lines. A perk is getting to meet old authors read before, but mostly new and unknown indie authors. My absolute favorite story was Heartkeepers by
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Mary Quire
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading Wonderstruck and I have to say there were a lot of really good short stories and novellas in it. However, one of the novellas, Heart Chase by B.T. Lyons, drew me in quickly with the characters and kept me turning pages like mad until I found out how it would end. It is a unique post-apocalyptic tale about a set of trials every thirteen-year-old child must overcome to prove they are worthy to live. Failure is death. Although this may sound like the plot of so many stories aroun ...more
Lyle
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Its so hard to give a rating on a book of short stories! First of all I loved the idea of giving the authors pictures and them having to write a story based on one of them. There were some really good stories in this book and some that were just ok.
Liana
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Biased? A little. -winkwink-

Overall, I did enjoy reading the works of all the other authors.
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