This is a GREAT book! It's about a boy who faces challenges from his facial deformances. At first he did not go to school. Then in middle school (starting in 5th grade) his parents decide to send him. He makes friends, but not for the right reason. before school the principal tells certain students to be friends with him to make him feel good because it's his first time going to school. Jack out the 3 explained in the book, was really the only one who actually stood up to the challenge and became friends with him. Jullian is especially mean to him. Jullian started "war" because Jack was hanging out with Auggie(nickname for August) all the time over him. Auggie finds out that the principal made jack be his friend but jack explains he actually ended up to like him as friend. He also has a protective sister, and loving parents. also included in this book is summer.