Written by Melvin Burgess
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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.
Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess
Sara is not your typical teenage girl. She wants more than just an ordinary life. She wants fame and beauty. She wants to be extraordinary. After she is injured in a mysterious accident, Sara meets Jonathon Heat, rock star. Heat is the centre of bizarre rumours and intense public adoration. And as Sara becomes ever more drawn into his powerful orbit, it soon becomes clear that Jonathon Heat wants something impossibly precious from her. But what does Sara really want?
His most ingenious and chilling yet. Observer
It's thrilling ... gaining momentum and causing frantic page-turning -- Philip Ardagh Guardian
Burgess writes with a sharpness, and a sympathy for the characters. Independent on Sunday
For those who want their cautionary tales with a bit of grit this is worth reading. -- Amanda Craig The Times
A chilling, unputdownable, sinister thriller. The Bookseller
A chillingly clever satire Daily Telegraph
Gripping psychological thriller ... contains some of Melvin Burgess's best writing to date The Scotsman
This book was intriguing, thrilling and tackled complex issues with skill. Sunday Herald
A gripping account of the nightmare world of self-harming and self-hating (but loveable) teenager Sara ... may be Burgess's very best book to date. Irish Sunday Independent
Remarkable and challenging look at the modern-day obsession with beauty and celebrity. Publishing News
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Andersen Press Ltd
5th January 2017
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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