August Pullman, a ten year old boy, was born with a rare face defect called "mandibulofacial dysostosis." He was homeschooled due to his facial deformity.
At Beecher Prep in Manhattan, Auggie starts fifth grade. Due to his abnormality, kids in his class star and make fun of him. His teacher makes a group of friends to hang out with Auggie and make him feel better.
In the end, Auggie realizes who his true friends are, the friends that stuck by his side through everything he went through. He embraces his differences and excels in life.