August–Auggie for short–Pullman is just like any other ten-year-old kid. He loves Star Wars, he loves to read, he’s funny, and he loves his dog Daisy. Auggie was born with a rare genetic condition, one that has required him to have seventeen surgeries. While his face doesn’t look like every other kid’s, he still acts just like every other kid. He has fears, he has dreams, and he wants to be accepted just like everyone else.
At Spirit in the Woods, six gifted kids meet and become fast friends. In one of the boys teepees, Julie hangs out with Ash, Ethan, Jonah, Goodman, and Cathy. These teens want to become artists, dancers, or construct buildings. As they get older, as they mature and become adults, the Interestings as they call themselves, try to stay in touch.