Auggie, the main character was born with face deformations. He has been homeschooled his whole life until his parents were told that he should go to school like the other kids. Auggie does not want to go because he is afraid of what the other kids will think about his face.
One day while Auggie and his parents were in the car. Mr. and Mrs. Pullman thought Auggie was sleeping, while they thought he was sleeping they talked about Auggie and how his new school will be. While Auggie is fake sleeping he notices that going to school is a big deal tot eh whole family, not just him.
Ever since Auggie was born the doctors said that Auggie was going to need hearing aids. One day after school Auggie went to the doctor and he got a new pair. Auggie thinks that his friends are going to make fun of him for the way he looks with his hearing aids.
Auggie and his friends are on a 5th-grade nature retreat. Jack and Auggie went out to the bathroom and got lost coming back and accidentally walked into another schools camp. They try walking away but a 7th grader stood in their way and ended up pushing Auggie and Jack stood up for him. At this point, Auggie realized that he can make friends that will help him and suppoty him no matter what.
The attack in the woods and the cruelty towards Auggie causes a permanent change for a better in his classmates' attitude. The other kids start to stand up to Jillian (the bully) and start to see Auggie as the nice, funny, and friendly kid.
Auggie finished his first school and he couldn't be happier. He is excited for the next year with his new friends.