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?
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"Excellent, though different: Awful French accent"
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.
I am thoroughly entranced with this writer's works and how she incorporates such great life lesson a fantastic story. Highly recommend to anyone.
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!
"Great follow up to Wonder - Julian's perspective"
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.
"Great additional stories Wonder"
My kids and I enjoyed hearing Auggie's story from other characters from the book. It made the story that much more complete and wonderful!!
"Now I understand"
Everything makes sense now. It's good to know that people can change and start over again.
"finally I found this"
I'm reading this book in my class
YAYYYYYYHL I GOT SOME SPOILERS
YAAAAAAA THIS is so sweet
"Great book 😉😘😌"
Just this book had a great story to it. It also thought a great lesson. I think u should by it hands down a really good book. it was a lite short for me because I listen to audubile ALOT. But it was great
"All 5 stars! "
I listened to this with my mom, and she loved it! I especially enjoy the humor, and the narrator was great as well. To anyone who doesn't like this book," To a o serve vu comun sandwich a framage!"
"Powerful, amazing messages. WOW! The Wonder Stor"
Powerful, amazing messages throughout all of the Wonder Stories. One of the best stories I have ever read. The two sequels are a must read. They bring it all together with amazing emotions and lessons for adults as well as young listeners.
narrator was good-ish! the story was good as well and overall I think it was good
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