Wow! I think this deserves 5+ stars. It has been a long time since I've read late into the night - but this one had me doing just that even without the adventure or fantasy element. Just spectacular writing kept me wanting more. This is the fascinating story of 5th grader, Auggie Pullman who was born with sever facial abnormalities. For the first time in his life he is being sent to school (having been home-schooled previously). This title follows Auggie through his first year at school and includes sections told from the viewpoint of various supporting characters. Wonderful.