Auggie is such a lovable boy. Even though he looks different from everyone and even though he starts to go to school for the first time in 5th grade, he doesn't let that get him down. He really loves hanging out with his friends. I can connect with that on some level too. I love hanging out with my friends and even though many people don't like a lot of things I'm interested in I don't let that bring me down. I guess many people can connect with just like I do and that's why I loved this book.