One thing I will say though, is that August Pullman's world is full of hardships. That poor child was born with such sever facial deformity that I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. It hurts my heart to hear about children being bullied though. I was a victim of bullying myself. My deformity was nothing like Auggie's though. I was an overweight child. From first grade on I was bullied for my weight. People would tell me that I should just kill myself for being so fat. I think that the Halloween chapter in the story is what hit me with emotional impact the hardest.
When Jack said he would kill himself if he looked like August, I had to put the book down and have a good cry. It took me almost thirty minutes to gain control of myself again. I was bullied like he was. It may not have been for the same reason, but it broke my heart to know that he was sharing struggles that I endured. And his is because of the way he was born! At least my situation was changeable. My mom could have put me on a diet and helped me get to a normal weight (which has never happened,) but August had no choice in the way he looked.