The Julian Chapter by RJ Palacio

The Julian Chapter by RJ Palaciofour-half-stars

The Julian Chapter by RJ Palacio
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Series: Wonder #1.5
Also in this Series: Wonder, Pluto, Shingaling
Also by this Author: Wonder, Pluto, Shingaling
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on May 13, 2014
Genres: Bullying, Children's Book, Family Life
Pages: 85

Audiobook Narrator: Michael Chamberlain
Audiobook Length: 2 hours and 36 minutes

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A brand new, exclusive chapter from the bestselling, award-winning, and critically acclaimed novel Wonder.

Over 1 million people have read Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Now readers will have a chance to hear from the book's most controversial character—Julian.

From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in the pages of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Readers could only guess what he was thinking.

Until now. The Julian Chapter will finally reveal the bully's side of the story. Why is Julian so unkind to Auggie? And does he have a chance for redemption?

My Review

Julian’s viewpoint is just as important as Auggie’s. Everyone matters.

I read The Julian Chapter aloud to my family, which includes my hubby, a teen son, and a tween daughter. Averaging our ratings, we came up with 4.25 stars.

This was my first look inside the mind of a bully. Having always been the one bullied, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to read this. I’m glad I did. Truly, everyone matters, even bullies. Everyone who makes a mistake deserves a chance at redemption.

So far, everything I’ve read by this author is SO important. I’ve never meant this hashtag more: #MustRead. If I had more children than just the two, it would be required future reading in our homeschool. Please read Wonder and then read this. It’s important that you do. You won’t get why until after you’re done reading.


About RJ Palacio

R. J. PALACIO lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.

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