A boy with a rare illness attends school for the first time.
  • 1 My name is Auggie Pullman.
  • 2Next week, I start 5th grade.
  • 3And since I've never been to a real school before, I'm pretty much totally petrified.
  • 4I'll see you later.
  • 5You don't want to walk up with your parents because it's not cool.
  • 6But you're cool.
  • 7I know I am but technically, most dads aren't and neither are these helmets.
  • 8Dear God, please make them be nice to him.
  • 9Hi!
  • 10You don't have to do this.
  • 11I don't know what you're talking about, Auggie.
  • 12You don't have to pretend is all I'm saying.
  • 13Okay, I'm really sorry.
  • 14Why are you sitting here then?
  • 15Because I want some nice friends for a change.
  • 16Me too.
  • 17Who is it that I aspire to be?
  • 18That is the question that we should be asking ourselves all the time.
  • 19Hey Jack, come sit here.
  • 20In a sec.
  • 21You haven't thought about having plastic surgery?
  • 22Dude, this is after plastic surgery.
  • 23It takes a lot of work to look this good.