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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Excellent, though different: Awful French accent

What made the experience of listening to The Julian Chapter the most enjoyable?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Julian Chapter?

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.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

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.

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Great lessons

I am thoroughly entranced with this writer's works and how she incorporates such great life lesson a fantastic story. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Life lesson

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!

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Great follow up to Wonder - Julian's perspective

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Julian Chapter?

Julian's realization of his role in the tough year in fifth grade

What about Michael Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

Sounds like the way a KidMin that age group would talk

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt good that Julian admitted his role in the bad school year and attempted to make amends with someone he hated

Any additional comments?

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.

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Inspiring!

To hear the story told in the perspective of a young child so utterly indifferent to another’s struggle leaves you in awe at first. Then to see how the writer masterfully writes the transformation of that child is inspiring. I listened with my own 10 year old and he smiled at the ending. Very well written, with a beautiful lesson.

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The Julian Chaper

The Julian Chapter is amazing, it goes deep into his heart and mine as well.

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I love it

Good no great no awesome! The best book ever ! I love it so much!

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Absolutely powerful.

I loved this story, maybe even more than the original. The lessons about humility, remorse, and the human tendency of being afraid and fighting back with anger, were all so important and powerful. For kids who have been bullies this book could be just as important as Wonder was for those who have been bullied. And really, many of us have been a little of both. I didn't realize when I downloaded this that it would be an entire book! What a treat! I also didn't expect ever to like Julian's mom, and yet I empathized her through this story. So, so good! If you liked Wonder, or even if you somehow didn't, read/listen to this one, too. You won't regret it.

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Best Book Ever

Awesome! Best book ever!! I luv it!, very inspiring and detailed. I loved it so much.

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Remorse

Amazing what FEAR and PRIDE does to a Soul. However with the LORDS help REDEMPTION is always possible.
Great sequel to the Book WONDER.
Wonderful narrative

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awesomeness

narrator was good-ish! the story was good as well and overall I think it was good

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