I heard about the book from my son before the movie came out. So, I picked it up for him to read over the holidays, started it on a whim, then finished it in a day. The story is told through the voices of many characters, and each one is honest and unique. It captured my heart and I couldn't put it down. If you're looking for something uplifting that will spark empathy and kindness, this will fit the bill. Now I'm off to draft my own monthly Precept!
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.