A mask in the real world is something for Halloween or to protect someone or something. But to Auggie Pullman it is way different. Auggie loves Halloween, he also loves it because he gets to cover up his face. On Halloween night the year when he started school he had a thought about it because of what he herd Jake, Julian and the other kids in the group .
Auggies astronaut helmet means a lot to him because he got it as a present from Miranda. August had worn it ever since that day, until he started going to school. One day his dad hid it from August, he was so upset. The helmet is also a reason to cover his face. Auggie feels that when he wears it he doesn't have to get stared at, like he does when he doesn't have it on.
The Universe in the real world is for scientist to explore. The universe to Auggie is like his family all in one place. He imagine that he is the sun and the rest of his family are the planets that are orbiting him. Auggie is really the sun he always gets the most attention and Via would be the slowest plant at orbiting the sun, because she gets the least amount of attention in the house.