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The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

by R. J. Palacio

Series: Wonder (2)

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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?… (more)

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3.5 stars

It’s been a few years since I read “Wonder”, but I really liked it. This is one of the shorter spin-offs, told from Julian’s point of view. Julian was the main bully toward Auggie, the boy who came to school with a severely disfigured face. We get to see a bit of Julian’s home life, and his possible motivation for the bullying.

I liked this. Seeing part of Julian’s home life included a visit to his grandmother in Paris, and I loved her story. ( )
  LibraryCin | Aug 24, 2019 |
A great short story written in Julian's perspective. The Grandmother's part almost made me cry. ( )
  Tiffy_Reads | Mar 19, 2018 |
This is a fantastic addition to the book Wonder, the incredible story about Auggie Pullman, a young boy with a unique face. In Wonder, readers had a glimpse into the viewpoints of several characters in Auggie's world, except for the bully himself: Julian. Now readers finally get a chance to experience Julian's point of view, and learn why he hated Auggie so much. Ultimately, this is a story of second chances and lessons learned, and is as powerful and fantastic as Wonder. A must read (and if you haven't read Wonder yet, that's a must read as well!)!

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  mcpl.wausau | Sep 25, 2017 |
This story is told from the point of view of the bully, Julian, from the book Wonder. HE begins saying what he did was all a joke and that he didn't mean to be so mean to August. Julian tells us about how he was so afraid when he was little. Zombies and monsters scared him so much he had night terrors. He explains that August made his night terrors return because he saw him as a zombie. He started to pick on August a little but a little became a lot. Julian formed a whole war against August. Julian's parents thought the school should have given them a warning about August and his... face before hand since they were causing Julian's nightmares again. Julian said some rude things about August to Jack, one of August's few friends, and he punched him. Jack's punch made Julian's parents furious. They became so upset they decided Julian wouldn't go back to school the next year. Julian was upset with their decision but there was no changing their minds. Julian gets suspended from school because he has been bullying August. During that time The fith grade went on a trip to a nature reserve and August became friends with Julian's old friends. When Julian got back everyone seemed to ignore him and not care who he was. He says he almost felt like August.

After the school year ends Julian stays with his Grandmother. He decides to tell her about what happened that year in school and shows her August's School photo. His Grandmother tells him he bullied August because he was afraid of him. Julian doesn't believe her at first but she tells him a story of a boy who she called "crab". He was crippled and kind of walked like a crab. She tells him that when the Germans came for all the Jewish children in the schools she ran and hid for hours. She hid until she hear a voice saying her name, it was the Crab boy. He told her to follow him and he took her all the way to his home and his family hid her for years and kept her safe. She used to be so afraid of this boy but he protected her along with his family. She tells Julian the Crab boy's real name was Julian. She named her son, Julian's father, after him and her father had done the same for him. Julian realizes how awful he had been and that he really was afraid and rights an apology letter to August. When his parents come to get him from his Grandmothers they say they are going to sue the school. Julian doesn't want them to and tells them about what happened at his grandmother's house. In the end Julian moves on to a new school and forgiven by August.

At first i didn't like think book and i thought it was very silly of the author to make it. About half way through the book i began to realize why and started to have different feelings about Julian. This book definitely helps children who are bullied or the bullies themselves realize whats going on. I like how this book is a second view of the story so you feel sorry to both Auggie and Julian. All and all this book is an absolute must read to anyone who has read Wonder. ( )
  ChloeD.B1 | Mar 29, 2016 |
If you enjoyed the book Wonder, you must read this. The Julian Chapter highlights the consequences of how we treat each other. Julian learns a very valuable lesson from his elderly grandma that is truly life-changing. -ER ( )
  WhitneyYPL | Feb 9, 2016 |
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