The English Department had a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a number of students to Waterstones to meet the fantastic R.J Palacio. Having studied the chart topping book, Wonder, students revelled in the chances to ask her a number of questions. R.J Palacio’s new novel explores the character of the well known bully, Julian. After an insightful and riveting talk, students were eager to ask how she created such a beautiful novel and any barriers or setbacks. This was an amazing experience for both students and staff and students shared their genuine passion for reading and writing.