August Pullman was born with a severe facial deformity and was home schooled. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants to be treated like an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s face. The story begins from Auggie’s point of view, but switches to include classmates, his sister, and her boyfriend. These perspectives converge into a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Everyone should read this book. Appropriate for all ages.