The story of a disgraced man returning to his home town where he finds redemption for himself & a troubled boy when he becomes coach of the hs wrestling team.
10-year-old Auggie with a disfigured face is supported by his loving family but must cope with stares & bullying when he enters a public school.
A h.s. mean girl wakes up each morning to relive the preceding day until she learns how to live right before she dies, namely to care for an outcast girl bullied by her close friends.
We see 3 stages in Chiron’s story, a black struggling with his sexual identity–as a bullied 10-year-old; a still bullied 16-year-old; & a man choosing his future after reconciling with his recovering mother.
Amos Oz tells the story of his boyhood with his troubled parents just before & after the birth of Israel, his depressed but talented mother passing on to him the gift of story telling before her suicide.