By (author) Melvin Burgess
Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess
Book DescriptionMelvin Burgess, author of the award-winning young adult novel "Junk", explores the sinister side of fame, obsession and the cult of celebrity in the psychological thriller "Sara's Face". 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. Award-winning children's author Melvin Burgess is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary young adult fiction. His most well-known book "Junk" won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Other titles by Melvin Burgess available from Penguin include: "Nicholas Dane", "Doing IT" (winner of the "LA Times" Young People's Book of the Year) and "Kill All Enemies". If you enjoyed "Sara's Face" and want to get inside more of your favourite books, then check out website for exclusive author interviews, competitions, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141316321
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Melvin Burgess
Sara's Face, Paperback (January 2017)
Sara is not your typical teenage girl. She wants fame and beauty. She wants to be extraordinary. After she is injured in an accident, Sara meets Jonathon Heat, rock star. And as Sara becomes ever more drawn into his powerful orbit, it soon becomes clear that Jonathon wants something impossibly precious from her. But what does Sara really want?
Lady, Paperback (July 2015)
Sandra Francy is seventeen and under pressure - pressure to be good and work hard at school. But she's fed up with all that. She's been having fun, running wild - some say too wild. Then she gets turned into a dog. She's frightened at first, but she quickly realises there are pleasures she hardly knew existed. Is being human worth all the effort?
Persist, Paperback (April 2015)
A haunting, powerful drama from Carnegie Medalist Melvin Burgess about a struggle to return to life. A girl in a coma. A desperate mother. Can they both persist long enough to find a way back to one another? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Doing It, Paperback (August 2014)» View all books by Melvin Burgess
Dino's girlfriend won't give him what he wants. Jonathon is afraid of what his mates will think of the girl he likes. And Ben is having extra lessons from his sexy teacher. Three seventeen-year-old boys discover sex for the first time: but do they really know what they're doing?
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Author Biography - Melvin Burgess
Melvin Burgess is regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal: The Cry of the Wolf, An Angel for May, The Baby and Fly Pie and The Ghost Behind the Wall. Melvin lives in Manchester with his two children.
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