August starts the year off unsure of how he'll like school. Things are rough at first but he over comes the hard times and makes some great friends. He even wins an award at the end of the year. "Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world. --Auggie”
Via struggles with always living in August's shadow. She begins to resent him at times in the book. Through some hardships she realizes she needs her family and doesn't care what people think of him.
Jack admits he doesn't want to be with August, then begins to like him. He regrets when he says things he doesn't mean and later stands up for August. Jack and August's friendship strengthens after this.
Mom is always so understanding and caring about the children. She is there and willing to soothe them when needed. "You don't need your eyes to love, right? You just feel it inside you."
Dad is always very protective of August, but he also wants him to grow and learn. That's why he pushes him to go to public school. Dad is always looking out for what's best for August.
Mr. Tushman makes an effort to make sure his students are doing well and being kind. He emphasizes that he wants his students to try to be good people. He tells the students that if they try to be a little kinder, they can make the world a better place.