Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: August “Auggie” Pullman likes to think that he is a normal, ordinary kid. He has an XBox, he plays with his dog, and likes ice cream. However, there is one thing that Auggie possesses that makes him extraordinary. He has a severely deformed face. A face that makes other kids run away from him, screaming, at the playground. One that makes everyone stare at him. At the beginning of the school year, Auggie takes the plunge and enrolls at Beecher Prep, a middle school. There, he is subject to bullying and name-calling. Through all this darkness, there are tiny slivers of light. Kids reach out to Auggie and are kind to him, they are able to see past his facial deformities, seeing a worthy friend. Joyful yet sometimes heartbreaking ,this wonderful book, told in six different points of view, tells of Auggie’s first year of middle school.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)