By R.J. Palacio

August “Auggie ” Pullman has been homeschooled forever.

Until now.

He is different from other kids, because he has a facial deformity.  His doctor has called Auggie a miracle, because they weren’t sure he would survive.

His first day at Beecher Prep is a good and bad day.

He gets stared at. But he has Jack Will, a friend he met touring the school. Everything is going great. Until Halloween, when he overhears his best friend saying something mean.

The lesson Auggie learns is that you should choose the friends that are right for you. Friends that you can be yourself with. Friends that are loyal to you.

One reason I liked this book is because it conveys a message not just for kids like Auggie, but for everybody: Stand up for what you believe in.

Won’t you sign a pledge to CHOOSE KIND?


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