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.
All youth should read this story! We all need to remember Julian and the sacrifice he made! Wether the book is fiction or not, there were thousands of people like Julian and grand mere in the war. GREAT LIFE LESSON TO ALL!
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
This was a good companion book to Wonder. I enjoyed the grandmother's tale that explains Julian's namesake. The book is really geared toward YA but I think the combination of books (Wonder and The Julian Chapter) can be helpful for kids growing up and for adults who want to talk to their kids. Now, I am not a parent, and the books were thought-provoking.
I love kids books, true crime stories, and memoirs about people who have overcome incredible challenges or still fight them every day.
Julian's realization of his role in the tough year in fifth grade
Sounds like the way a KidMin that age group would talk
I felt good that Julian admitted his role in the bad school year and attempted to make amends with someone he hated
Great book to follow up wonder about finally accepting the differences of Augie and reaching out to him. Inspiring that he grew up and full of seeking forgiveness and forgiving others.
The story line here overlaps partly with the original book, but also makes an interesting departure into the past, which added another dimension to the world of Wonder, and especially to Julian's character, which helped make his transition credible.
The meeting with Tushman and Julian's parents: the mother character is very compelling and got a strong reaction from all listeners in our house.
As a French speaker I can say that the French accent of Grandmere was not even remotely a French accent. Eastern European? No idea where this accent came from. But it makes the book almost unlistenable for anyone who has ever heard French spoken. In fact, some of the mispronunciations are comical, because they result in completely different meanings - e.g., "Je vous faire pipi" instead of "Je veux faire pipi" turns "I want to pee" into "I'm peeing to (or on) you". My hope is that if ever these books are re-recorded, the Julian character will be played by someone who can also muster a decent French accent.
The narrator was good but the story was only ok. Wonder and a Julian chapter were a lot better. But overall it was goo very good and the story was still really good so kudos to the author.
Positive: I think that "wonder the Julian chapter" was a very interesting and exiting story because it had some happy and sad/tragic things happening in the story. If you are buying this book I suggest that you should listen to it with your child.I think you should listen to "wonder" first.
Negative : none WAS SOOO GOOOD
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.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content