This book will always be very close to my heart. Very special, as it reminds me that every human being, every child on this planet is SPECIAL. They are God gifted. Never judge people by how they look. Just treat them as how you want to be treated.
There are couple of chapters that gave me goose bumps, couple that made me cry, couple that me feel proud as a parent. It's definitely an uplifting story and worth being told.
August Pullman is a 10 yr old kid whose face is deformed by birth. A 5th Grader and first year at school. He had go through countless number operations and made him an outsider with other kids of his age. This book is the story of him facing his fears of being stared at and excluded, of him growing up and of his family letting go.
Writing is quite simple. Its a page turner. I finished this book in 9 hours. 3 Hrs a day. The overall mesg in the book:
"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." – Dr. Wayne Dyer"
I was still left with a question by the end of the book....
"Do 10 year old kids really Date?" .... :)
Happy Reading !!!