Does anyone else wonder or marvel at how the qualities in life we value most -- courage, kindness, strength of character -- are often in found in abundance with those who have suffered or struggled in life? Why are many of our real-life heroes people who have overcome great obstacles? There is a final quote in the book which goes to the heart of this question:
"'Greatness," wrote Beecher, 'lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength... He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts...'"
Our heroes help us to become better people by sharing their courage, kindness and strength of character with us.
Middle chapter book readers, 316 pages. Auggie was born with a facial difference which prevented him from attending school until he starts middle school at Beecher Prep.
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