The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

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by R. J. Palacio

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Over 1 million people have listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters—Julian.


Over 1 million people have listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters—Julian.

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School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 3–6—Palacio revisits Julian, the most disliked character from her debut novel, Wonder (Knopf, 2012). When Auggie Pullman first entered Beecher Prep, Julian was one of the students chosen to help him navigate the new school. Instead, Julian went out of his way to make life miserable for Auggie. But why? Was he just a bully or was there something else going on? And did he ever feel bad about his actions? Although it starts off predictably enough, Julian's story is full of surprises that emphasize the overall theme of compassion, not only for the victim, but also for the bully. Children will learn an important lesson about walking in another's footsteps when they discover what really motivates Julian's actions. Listeners may want to reread Wonder to refresh their memories. The narration by Michael Chamberlain is exceptional in capturing the whiny angst and defiance of a preteen child, while also managing to inject convincing notes of sincerity where appropriate. Schools who already have the first book will definitely want to add this follow-up to their collections, as it and Wonder are excellent character education resources for students and teachers.—Michaela Schied, Indian River Middle School, Philadelphia, NY

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Meet the Author

R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her husband, their two sons, and a black dog named Bear. Wonder is her first novel.

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The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 145 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great sequel to wonder. It was so deep and I ended up liking Julian instead of hating him like before. I almost cried when I was reading this.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Julian's point of view I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Children's Publishing and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review. 5 Stars I was one of the many people who fell completely in love with the book Wonder, which told the story of a boy who was born with a facial deformity. I fell in love with Auggie as I devoured Wonder in one sitting. In that book, Julian was the bully at the school that made things difficult for Auggie. When I saw that Julian's story was being released, I jumped at the opportunity to read it. This work is short, approximately 84 pages, and can easily be read in a single sitting. The entire story is told from Julian's point of view. The first part of the story goes over some of the events that happen in Wonder. After reading Julian's point of view, I can understand why he acted as he did towards Auggie. There were times that I found myself feeling badly for Julian because of the lessons he was being taught by his family. Julian finds himself spending time with his grandmother in France in the second part of the book. He tells his grandmother the events that had happened during the school year. After hearing what Julian tells her, she tells Julian her own story which is the most powerful part of this piece. His grandmother's story helps Julian and his family see the events concerning Auggie differently. While I was not convinced that his parents turn around was permanent, Julian's remorse seemed authentic. I would definitely recommend this short story to anyone who enjoyed Wonder. Because this story is so closely tied to that book, I would recommend that Wonder be read prior to reading this piece. I look forward to future works from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a really good book, but I recomend reading WONDER before this. It's great to hear Julian's point of view though.
SharynR More than 1 year ago
Great story- a must read if you have read the book, Wonder
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first book but you know. Nice short read, and very enjoyable. (This is a short story, 88 pages, and in my opinion it is worth the money) I also though it answered a lot of questions you might have from the first book. If you have not read WONDER i dont reccomend you read this first. I wish there was more detail, but the book was still good. I love R. J. Palacio!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me cry! (Sniffle sniffle blows nose) Its so sad and I really understand Julian now. Also his grandmam is so funny! : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever. wil they make a movie for wonder?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book!! I highly recommend reading Wonder first and then reading this book. I only wish that this good book could only be longer considering it is 88 pages. However, this book is still very interesting! You should read The Julian Chapter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It really pulls on your heart strings. It is very beautiful. I have no more words. Always be kind to everyone. You don't know what is going on in their life. Judging won't help anyone. -Brook D.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is also powerful and strong.I strongly recomend this to anyone who read Wonder,who likes to read,and if you just plainly want read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great my fruends and i loved wonder and i think when i show them the sequel they wil love it too! I can really relate to this story in some ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED Wonder, so this was a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was great. It was the best book i have read in a while. But before you read this book you should read the authers first book Wonder. If you read Wonder first it would make more sence to before the other book. So ya, it was an amazing book. The only think i would change is that i wish it had more pages. Hope you liked my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! So great to see Julian's story. Wonderful message that we all make mistakes but the important thing is to learn from them and choose to do better going forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. I would, however, read Wonder first. Julian's grandma's story is so sad, though! It made me want to cry. Thumbs up for R. J. Polacio!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book. It tells you the story of wonder, except using Julian's perspective. In this book, Julian doesn't seem as bad because you find out his whole thought procces. He just seems scared. This book is good for both children and adults, especially those who are getting bullied or have gotten bulllied because in this book, it puts the reader in the mindset of the bully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R.J. Palacio wrote a fabulous sequel to one of my favourite books. I never knew what Julian was thinking during 5th grade. I want to see if Palacio will write about 6th grade including the fact that Julian's at a different school.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good. Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove this book to me this book is verry intresting i see now that he inhearited something from his mom and who knew that julian had such a cool past i never expected julian to trea auggie like a normal person i still think julian is a terrible person i would definately read another one of R.J. Palacios books
Anonymous 6 months ago
The Books can be also turned into MOVIES. Just saying. And I LOVE this book sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much too!! P.s why are there DEATH COMMENTS AND CURSE COMMENTS too????? Don't they know KIDS are reading this...... like me? I read ALOT of these COMMENTS. X C >=l
Anonymous 9 months ago
Kiss your hands 3 times and do the same thing in 3 other books and look onder your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was sad about it. Especially the story I loved it and so sad. Germans killing a poor boy like he is a freak and a pile of dirt. Geeez Hitler the Japanese and Italians had no fault into ww2 it was the ****ing hitless fault and Hitler **** you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets just say my nook is wet!!!(•n•)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate julien he is so mean and rude to auggie i want julien to get the death penalty!! LOL(: