I loved this book! Every kid should read it and every adult too. Insightful, touching, and realistic but optimistic. A real reminder of the importance of kindness, how much there is of it in the world, and still how far we have to go. Auggie was an enchanting character that you fall in love with immediately, but it does make you "wonder" how much longer it would take you in real life to overcome appearances. It definitely teaches some important lessons without being preachy and still being entertaining; what children's fiction should be.