When Auggie Pullman is born with a facial difference, his life and many others were changed forever. Because of his multiple surgeries and times when he was sick, he wasn't allowed to go to school, instead he was home schooled by him mom. But that all changed when Auggie gets unrolled into a private school called Beecher Prep. Nervous about the attention and special treatment he knows he'll receive, he hopes to find a friend to talk to. But things are hard for him because people aren't used to his looks. Eventually, he makes a couple friends, Jack Will and Summer. But he also makes an enemy, Julian, who bullies him from the minute he sees him. When an incident occurs with his best friend and himself, Auggie finds himself mostly alone and unwanted. Will the universe start being kinder to Auggie, or will he be forced to live his life the way he had for so long, alone and afraid? Told in the perspectives of many characters, R.J Palacio brightens the room and melts our hearts in this heartwarming tale about choosing kind. I rate this book a five star because of the touching moments in this fabulous book.