August was born with a facial deformity: his endearing personality and loving family cannot protect him from the harsh judgments of his fellow students. Told through different characters’ perspectives – Palacio weaves together a touching, compelling and funny story of how isolation means different things to all of us – even if it results in the same universal feelings of wanting to fit in.
• Most teens who don’t like reading. And those who do.
• Lovers of unusual narrators.
• Readers of YA novels – despite your age