Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Born with a facial deformity, Auggie Pullman has endured numerous plastic surgeries and has always been homeschooled.  His parents have decided that he is ready to attend 5th grade at Beecher Prep, a huge step for a boy used to being stared at, whispered about, and teased for his looks.  Auggie desperately wants to make friends with his new classmates, but soon learns that even those who seem to accept him may be making fun of him behind his back.  Even with the support of loving parents and a supportive sister, facing the world may be more than one boy can manage.  A story of compassion and acceptance that is destined to become a classic for readers 9+.