Review: The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio

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Hi everyone!

I recently finished reading this book and I loved it!

20878809The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio

  • Genre: YA, realistic fiction
  • Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages: 117
  • Series: Wonder series – This is the second book and here’s my review of the first!
  • My rating: 9 out of 10!!
  • Favorite quote:

    ~ One mistake does not define you.
    ~ I do not like to dwell on the past. Life is ahead of us. If we spend too much time looking backward, we can’t see where we are going!
    ~ It is always brave to be kind.
    ~ Sometimes we hate the things we’re afraid of.
    ~ Sometimes its good to start over


  • Plot: 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?


  • Review: So first of all I actually bought it, started reading and finished the book in 4 hours or less.When I read Wonder I kind of missed Julian’s POV.I really liked this book even if it is short I think I don’t need anything else about Julian. The book is divided in two parts: the first one about the year August came to the Beecher Prep and the second part about the summer. Julian is the one who bullies August and the one that doesn’t understand what he’s doing. This story is original because usually we don’t read about the bully and his/her struggles.The book (as I expected) teaches a lot of things like there’s an answer to why he is a bully, he suffers from anxiety (but he doesn’t really know) and because of August his world has changed negatively. 
  • I recommend it to: EVERYONE, but as I said for the book Wonder: maybe from 11 years old and up because you have to understand the message that the book wants to give everyone.


That’s it if you have any questions or you want to say something about the book and review comments are highly appreciated 🙂 View all my reviews on goodreads.

Hope you will read it and enjoy it as I did,



My favorite part is the one when Julian realize what he was doing to August thanks to his grandmother. That chapter where everything changes: Julian understands and his mother takes a step back.

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