Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian.
From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in the number-one New York Times best seller 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. Fans 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?
©2014 R. J. Palacio (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I loved Wonder and think that it should be required reading for the entire human race. It is an amazing, powerful book. The Julian Chapter rehashes a lot of the same material without adding much additional insight.
I was unhappy that a younger actor was not chosen for this part. Julian is a 5th grader and the adult male voice detracts from the story.
Five words would sum this story up better than three: Two Sides to Every Story. After hearing Julian's side of the story we see how his bullying behavior was the result of his own issues, and how the parenting he received unintentionally exacerbated the problem. The Julian Chapter underscored the lessons learned in Wonder.
The narrator was BRILLIANT!! Michael Chamberlain voiced the characters - children and adults, male and female, accented or not – so perfectly! His voice made the story for my family.
Several moments in the story were moving. The ending was especially rewarding.
Wonder was excellent, but The Julian Chapter made it even better. Augie and Julian's stories are lessons in empathy for children, but perhaps more importantly, for those adults that go to extremes to shield their children from the ugliness that is an inevitable part of growing up and life in general.
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