As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Conor is having nightmares. His mother has cancer, his father lives in the United States with his second wife and baby, he doesn’t get along with his grand-mother, and he is being bullied at school. He is holding all his feelings in, but he will be visited soon by a real monster who will come to his aid but not in the way he anticipates.
This is a very touching and imaginative book, full of beautiful black and white illustrations, about coping with loss and finding one’s way in a world that has turned upside down.
It’s not easy growing up and fitting in… especially if you have a facial deformity. August Pullman, has always been home-schooled, but now he has to go to middle-school and be with kids his own age. And he is different. Very different. He will have to cope with prejudice and meanness. Through the love of his family and friends, he will find the courage to stay in school and gain the love and respect of his peers. Three cheers for Auggie!