“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”
It’s hard to talk about this book without spoiling it. But I loved reading this book – and I was right, I did cry by the end.
We mainly follow August, a boy who was born with a facial deformity who’s been living a pretty sheltered life. That changes as he goes to start school for the first time, and we follow from his eyes, and a few others, over the course of the year.
This tale will tug on your heartstrings, and show how prejudices are dumb and that talking really is key. There are some events where you see the story from both sides, and each side has very different ideas as to why things went the way they did. It is so so relatable, and each character has such a distinctive voice when their chapters come about.
I would really recommend this book.
“MR. BROWNE’S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT:
WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING
RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.”
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