I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.
In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. (x)
I just finished this book and it was brilliant. I had major Phantom feels (obviously) and I twice had to shut the book and cry along with the main character as he struggled. This is a book for everyone, because everyone in one point in their life has felt different and ashamed because of it.
I recommend it to everyone. 5 stars. One of the best books I’ve read all year. Its simple, charming and funny at sometimes yet powerfully moving.