My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
An amazing, inspiring, simply WONDERful book that I absolutely loved. I’ve yet to watch the film, I really hope it lives up to the book and does this story justice.
I found myself being able to relate to Via quite often – when I was growing up my older sister was in hospital quite a bit and I often felt left out but never bitter ! Via was a wonderful sister to Auggie, I really liked her and how she perceived Auggie. I loved the chapters told from the different characters perspectives , to hear what each character thought of Auggie was interesting. I especially like Justin’s chapter, how it was written made it so personal. Initially I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Auggie but as the story progressed, I forgot about his abnormality and was inspired by his character, such a strong, brave boy, who I adored.
This book should become part of the national curriculum, everyone could learn so much from this story. It teaches the true meaning of being kind to others. I especially loved the precepts, they certainly made me think !!!