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In Wonder, August' sister, Via, describes her brother for us.
August suffers from craniofacial abnormalities, and his facial deformity is still apparent despite countless operations. Via says that her brother's eyes sag below the level of normal eyes on a face. The left eye is also situated a little lower than the right eye. Because of shallow eye cavities, August' eyeballs appear unnaturally pronounced. The upper eyelids always appear half-closed, while the lower lids seem to sag downward.
August does not have any eyebrows or eyelashes. While his cheekbones appear to be non-existent, his nose seems to overwhelm his face. Via tells us that August has facial creases that run down both sides of his nose to his mouth, giving him the appearance of having suffered burns in a fire. His ears are also very small and cauliflower-shaped. Because of a severe overbite and an extremely undersized jawbone, August has had to endure surgeries to correct the shape of his palate. Via tells us that doctors implanted a piece of August' hip bone into his lower jaw during surgery. These surgeries have left scars on August' face, the most prominent of which is a gash from his upper lip to his nose.
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