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Sara's Face

Written by Melvin Burgess

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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. 31 Jan 2008


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.

Sara's Face 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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Book Information

ISBN: 9780141316321
Publication date: 31st January 2008
Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

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 he worked on occasional jobs, mainly in ...

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