Ok, kids time for you to show August around the school.
A small little fifth grade abnormal boy named August Pullman comes into the story who wishes he were normal, but shares that will never happen because of his face. Because of all his medical issues, August has always been home schooled. Now that he is more medically stable, his parents want his to start school. He likes the idea of school and learning cool stuff, but he totally dreads being the kid everyone stares at.
Yuck what happened to your face!?
Let's teach them a lesson
Let's get out of here
So August starts fifth grade, the first year of middle school at Beecher Prep. Not one to overlook the magnitude of August's transition, school principal Mr. Tushman has recruited three kids to be welcome buddies for August. Kids at school get used to August's face, but that doesn't mean they accept him a "game" called the Plague makes August untouchable
I can't believe it!
Anyways, Jack and Charlotte seem really good friends with August, Cool Beans. And as Jack learns to see the August beneath the face, he realizes what a good friend August is. These two joke around together all the time, they're really good friends.
Before the school year is over, several students got in at camp, August and Jack get in a fight named Eddie but is backed up by Henry, Amos, and Miles. There, August looses his hearing aids.
Hey leave them alone!
So in the end everyone hears about what happened to August in the woods at camp. Everyone hears that Amos, Henry, and Miles protected August. The fight in the woods is a major tipping point, but kids' attitudes toward August had already begun to thaw in the months leading up to camp. He is patient and long-suffering in the face of rejection, understanding about how hard it must be for others to tolerate his appearance. Although it probably should have happened a lot sooner, it takes the injustice of senseless violence toward August for it to finally click with everyone that he is just a kid like any other, a kid who doesn't deserve to be tortured for the way he looks.
After the award, several classmates came over and couldn't get away from August. His friendships with Summer and Jack became closer as they celebrated with other close relatives.