Alyssa B. Sheinmel




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Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Alyssa Sheinmel is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including Faceless and Second Star. She is the co-author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl and its sequel, The Awakening of Sunshine Girl. Alyssa grew up in Northern California and New York, and currently lives and writes in New York City. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @AlyssaSheinmel or visit her online at www.alyssasheinmel.com.

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Alyssa B. Sheinmel Thanks so much for your question - and thank you for reading Second Star! I don’t have any plans to write a sequel – I kind of like that the ending…moreThanks so much for your question - and thank you for reading Second Star! I don’t have any plans to write a sequel – I kind of like that the ending leaves it up the readers to decide where the characters go from there.  (Though I do have to admit I have some ideas of my own...) 

My next book, Faceless, publishes on September 29. It's the story of a girl named Maisie who is injured in a terrible accident, and as a result, chooses to have a face transplant. It sounds like science fiction, but it's a real (though rare) procedure. I hope you will love Faceless as much as you loved Second Star!
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Alyssa B. Sheinmel Hi Ceci - So glad you loved Faceless and thanks so much for your question! A while before my first book, The Beautiful Between, was published, I began…moreHi Ceci - So glad you loved Faceless and thanks so much for your question! A while before my first book, The Beautiful Between, was published, I began jotting down notes for another book idea, the story of a girl who survives an accident that changes her face forever, but I was never quite ready to start writing, never quite sure how to tell this story.

But then my wonderful editor shared an article from a 2012 edition of The New Yorker about a man who’d received a full face transplant. I’m pretty sure I underlined more of the article than I left blank! Suddenly, I knew how I wanted to tell the story I'd been making notes about for all that time - I know it sounds corny, but it felt totally meant to be!
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The annual New York City Teen Author Festival is almost here!  I’m so excited to be participating in a panel with a group of amazing authors on March 19th at the New York Public Library– details below! Check out the full schedule of events here.
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Faceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
" Make sure you have tissues at the ready for this emotional heartwarming read. What happens is tragic, and there's lots of detail about Maisie's feelings. There's anger, hurt, frustration and acceptance, not necessarily in that order and it takes..." Read more of this review »
Faceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
"I was quickly attracted by this book from the beginning. Faceless made me feel what Maisie was feeling. Like most teens today, she thought a lot of how her future was about to change. The book describes with detail every thing she felt throughout..." Read more of this review »
Faceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
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Maisie is out running when a strike of lightening causes an electrical fire that catches her. Maisie wakes up in the hospital with scars and half a face. "Luckily" a face becomes available and she receives a face transplant. L..." Read more of this review »
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“Maybe the witch thought she was protecting Rapunzel, not punishing her. Maybe she thought that if Rapunzel was locked away, no one could ever hurt her. Maybe the witch kept Rapunzel because she loved her, because she was scared that if other people could get to Rapunzel, they would hurt her. And maybe Rapunzel didn't understand the witch; maybe she was angry at her - but maybe she loved her too.”
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“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it's only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else's love.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

“And I know that I would never, not in a million years, be kissing her like this with my hands in those places, if she hadn't told me that I had moves, that I was smooth.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, The Lucky Kind

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