August arrives to his school at Beecher Prep for the fist time. He has always been home schooled because of his medical issues.
August is the main character, his friends name is Jack. August has a sister named Olivia, who is friends with Miranda. At school he meets a new friend called Summer.
Jack defend August from Julian who bullies him. he had called August a freak which made Jack punch Julian in the face and stared a fight.
Augusts goes to camp on the last day of school with the school district. Jack and August explore the woods and bump into 7th graders who torment and abuse them. The children from August's school who used to bully him, fight back for August, creating a war in the middle of the woods.
August was born with a deformed face. He had many surgeries growing up. Everyone seems to pick on August, even people who don't know him. It gives him a lot of self doubt, causing him to hide his face under his helmet.