The Julian Chapter and Pluto (Wonder)-Book Reviews

The Julian Chapter (Wonder #1.5)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?

The Julian Chapter (Wonder #1.5)

Title: The Julian Chapter (Wonder #1.5)

Author: R.J Palacio

Publishing Date: May 13th, 2014

Pages: 84

Publisher: Knopf

My Thoughts

“Maybe Spoilers for those who haven’t read Wonder”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

I loved Wonder as soon as I realised there are other books of Wonder series, I read Julian right away. It is not nice of me to say but I hated Julian well hate is a strong word I disliked him too much, I know he is a kid and kids do mean things sometimes not even realizing, but I did dislike him.

“Sometimes we hate the things we’re afraid of.”

Wonder had several POV but not of Julian, after Julian’s side of the story I did feel bad for him, his negativity is the gifted by his parents, who have time to do social work and other things which make them popular in their circle but not much for their only kid. Money and luxury don’t fill the holes in the kids’ life, Parents care and love do. They do love Julian but not more than their reputation.

“Life is ahead of us. If we spend too much time looking backward, we can’t see where we are going!” 

Grandmère’s character was both cool and necessary for Julian’s rehabilitation.
I loved how her story was connected to Julian’s.

“If you don’t know what to do, just be kind.” 

Ratings 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pluto: A Wonder Story

Almost 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman. Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian Chapter, and now they’ll get a peek at Auggie’s life before Beecher Prep, with an exclusive new short story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend.

Christopher was Auggie’s best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie’s surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good—like Star Wars marathons and dreams of travelling to Pluto together.  Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

Pluto: A Wonder Story (Wonder #1.6)

Title: Pluto: A Wonder Story (Wonder #1.6)

Author: R.J Palacio

Publishing Date: February 10th, 2015

Pages: 79

Publisher: Knopf

My Thoughts

“And when good friends need us, we do what we can to help them, right? We can’t just be friends when it’s convenient. Good friendships are worth a little extra effort!”

Before Beecher prep, Auggie was homeschooled and have some close childhood friends, the closest was Christopher, not only close but a family friend, after his parents’ divorce he had to move away. He never realised Auggie is different until he started to understand other kids avoid him or scared of him.

After changing school and making new friends, his life got busy and Auggie became a side character in it.
Auggie was important in his life, he shared all his things with Auggie but now it is difficult for Christopher to be friend with him, it needs effort.

This is a short but sensitive story for kids, which teaches friendship is not always easy.

Ratings 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Happy Reading 🙂

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” (1)

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for sharing! I’ve wanted to read Wonder for a while now, and now I have 2 good reasons to do so! 🙂

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    1. You’ll love it, it was beautiful 🙂

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