'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
I'm really enjoying this book. I picked it up on Sunday at my local WH Smith's as it was part of their frequent 'Buy One Get One Half Price' deals and I'm loving it. It's funny, moving and brutally honest and, although I haven't yet finished it, I would highly recommend it. In fact, I've recommended it to two people already!
Have you read any good books lately?