August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
We all probably remember starting at a new school and walking into a situation that left us vulnerable. Would we make friends right away or would we be forced to eat lunch alone? For 10 year old August Pullman it’s an even bigger experience. He is about to attend a real school for the first time. Auggie has a rare facial deformity that, after more than 20 surgeries, has left him with a face like no other. And all he wants is to be looked at and treated like a normal kid.