We have the support of readers, when you click and buy through links on our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Wonder: La historia de Julián / The Julian Chapter – Book Review

Thought-Provoking, Emotional and Surprising, All at the Same Time

We think there are very few people on this planet who have read Wonder and not fallen in love with it. The story about a boy with a deformed face has won everyone’s heart. Bringing another gem from the book is the Wonder: La historia de Julián / The Julian Chapter by author RJ Palacio. This book is told from the point of view of Julian – the Bully. Wonder La Historia de Julián / The Julian Chapter is available in both Spanish and English paperbacks.

Story Plot

This is Julian’s story. The most controversial character in the book. Remember the boy from Auggie’s class who is first wary of him and makes fun of him because of his deformed features? Julian goes on to become Auggie’s best friend only later to backstab him. That was the moment that made everyone immediately hate Julian. But there’s the side of his story too. And he tells it in this book. After reading Wonder, everyone had a series of questions that were left unanswered until this book arrived. And it offers more than the answers to the questions one had.

Writing Style

The author writes the story in the same flowy, descriptive way of the previous one. In this, Julian explains his side of the story. You get to know why he reacted the way he did on seeing Auggie for the first time, why he pretended to be friends with him and more. With this book, you literally get an insight into what’s going on in the head of Julian.

Is There A Lesson in There?

Is there a lesson in Wonder La Historia de Julián / The Julian Chapter for both young and old? Yes! With this book, told from the point of view of the bully, we are sensitized towards those who are guilty of giving pain to others. There are two sides to every story, and we must give the other person the wrongdoers, a chance to explain their troubles and situations too.


It’s a clear 5-star winner. This book is written to be read by everyone! Because of its beautiful story and sensitive message, it is a must pick for kids and adults alike. Buy your copy today if you haven’t already.