Sara's Face

by Melvin Burgess

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LoveReading Expert Review of Sara's Face

Special 11th Anniversary Edition. As ever, Melvin Burgess makes readers think. Sara signs up for a face transplant but is it her who wants it or, is she being pushed into doing it against her will by the scarred pop-star who wants her face? Glamour and fame are not always what they seem. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Lovereading Comment: This is young adult fiction at its challenging and thrilling best - and Melvin Burgess has yet again struck a chord with a teenager’s world.  The issue of cosmetic surgery is brought sharply into focus and in such a way that the reader will feel more informed and as a result the ever present peer pressures which are a part of teenage life more keenly borne.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E.

Sara's Face Synopsis

Sara Carter wants to be famous. Fame is her obsession. So when legendary rock star Jonathon Heat offers her star training and the cosmetic surgery she thinks she wants, Sara can't believe her dream will come true. But Jonathon Heat doesn't want Sara's talent. Jonathon Heat wants Sara's face. Melvin Burgess is on top form with this chilling, original and topical psychological thriller.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781783444885
Publication date: 5th January 2017
Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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Melvin Burgess Press Reviews

'Genuinely chilling ... a smart satire for our image-obsessed culture' The Telegraph

'Sara's Face is quite unlike anything else I have read this year' Independent

'Thrilling ... it stays with you' Guardian

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About Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was brought up in Sussex and Berkshire.  As a child, his reading included The Wind in the Willows and Gerald Durrell's animal stories. He went on to enjoy The Hobbit and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books. A generally unconfident student, he became interested in writing when he was twelve and an English teacher praised one of his stories  - "it was about the first time I'd ever done anything that got an A. I was so pleased I never stopped."  After leaving school, Melvin moved to Bristol  where ...

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