It's about August (or Auggie), a fifth-grader with facial deformities that startle and shock others, so much that they want to avoid him. He's been home-schooled until he starts fifth grade at a mainstream school. It's challenging for him, and challenging for his fellow students. However, they are all changed for the better by having him at school.
I loved Auggie because he is brave, funny, and honest. I also loved this story because it's about being human and being kind.
I LOVED this book. I cried twice while reading it. It touched my heart, and I hope lots of people - parents, kids, teachers, bullies, underdogs, the general population - read it!
Thanks to Nannette for recommending it! :)