By (author) Melvin Burgess
Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess
Book DescriptionSara is going to have a face transplant. She has allowed herself to be drawn into the orbit of a highly manipulative and ruthless pop-star. He is going to take her discarded face to cover his own scarred and damaged one. But as the time of the operation approaches, those closest to her suspect that Sara is changing her mind. Is she being pressured into it? Is the wealthy pop-star her benefactor - or her gaoler?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842701805
(205mm x 137mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
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?
US Kirkus Review » A fictional "novelist doing a journalist's job" maintains stunning suspense as he conducts interviews with the secondary players in a world-famous gruesome crime. The three main players are unavailable. Seventeen-year-old Sara disappeared after the crime, perhaps dead, perhaps irreparably damaged or deranged. Dr. Kaye, an experimental surgeon who pioneered unsafe facial transplants, died in a fire. Jonathon Heat, aging rock star who had so many facial reconstructions that his grisly visage is more bone and blood than flesh, sits in jail. Interspersing Sara's spare video diary with peripheral interviews, the narrator rivets readers as a terrifying inevitability unfolds. Sara lives in Heat's mansion pursuing her "hopes and dreams" about amorphous, wild fame, dissembling left and right. She tells one story to boyfriend Mark, one to nurse Bernadette and another to Kaye and Heat. How far will she go to achieve fame and escape the psychotic inner demons saying her face is not her own? A gory nail-biter with ghastly sadness and maddening emotional incomprehensibility, exquisitely done. Read in daylight. (Fiction. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Melvin Burgess
Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature.
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