In R. J. Palacio's book, Wonder, Jack's mother tells him that the principal from his school called to ask Jack to help out with a new student named August. Jack does not want to do it because he remembers very clearly the first time he saw August. It was in front of the Carvel Ice Cream Shop. Jack was a little boy at the time, and as he was eating his ice cream cone, he turned and saw August. Due to August's birth defects, Jack was scared of him and made an involuntary noise, which he was sure August's sister had heard. When Jack's younger brother, Jamie, also noticed, their babysitter, quickly started to leave because she was afraid Jamie would say something embarrassing. So later in the story, when Jack's mother tells him about the principal's call, he is sure this is the same boy, and he does not want to be his friend, at least not at first.