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When Maisie Winters wakes up, she’s in the hospital.

The last thing she remembers is running through the hills of her neighborhood one misty morning. Slowly, she puts the pieces together. Before she could make it home, a storm gathered. Lightning hit a power line and sparks rained down, the hot-burning electrical fire consuming her. Destroying her face. Where her nose, chee
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Scholastic Press
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Alex I read this when I was 13 (last year) and really enjoyed it. In my opinion this book is 4/5 stars and I think you would enjoy it :)

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Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estantería
TIENES QUE LEER ESTA NOVELA SÍ O SÍ

Faceless es una novela juvenil contemporánea que empecé a leer sin saber qué esperarme y que sin duda ha sido de las mejores lecturas que he hecho este año y, probablemente, en mi vida. Una novela que trata sobre la autosuperación, la superficialidad, los cánones de belleza y la fuerza. Sin duda sumamente recomendable.
Me parece fascinante que la mitad de la novela se desarrolle en el hospital en el que nuestra protagonista recibe un trasplante de cara. Primer
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Jennifer
Imagine waking up to realize an electrical fire has melted off half of your face and you've spent the past several weeks in an induced coma due to the severity of your injuries. Pretty heavy stuff for anyone to deal with, much less a teenage girl in high school.

Faceless is a fictional, young-adult novel written by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. One thing I liked about this book is it didn't spend a lot of time building up the pre-story...it got right to it. The story setup reminded me a bit of If I Stay in
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E.V. Fairfall
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, fulfilling, sad
A book about loving yourself again. I'm almost certain my eyes lived in pools of tears through this whole book. If it wasn't sad, it was the happy kind of sad. However, I also cry at commercial's that show compassion... so most likely you won't cry as much as I did. Normally as a reader I shy away from any book that is "sad" but I don't think you should shy away from this book. It was very touching and left a mark that I want to keep with me. I've only heard of a face transplant in passing befor ...more
Saleh MoonWalker
میسی وینتر آینده روشنی داره. یه دوست پسر خوب داره و قراره یه ستاره در مدرسه ش بشه. اما تصادف بدی میکنه و مجبور میشه کل صورتش رو عمل کنه و عوض کنه. بعد از اینکه صورتش رو تغییر دادن، میسی با همه قطع رابطه میکنه و رابطه ش رو با دنیا قطع میکنه چون جرئت روبرو شدن باهاش رو نداره. کم کم متوجه میشه که علاوه بر اینکه چهره ش عوض شده، خودش هم کاملا عوض شده و به فرد جدیدی تبدیل شده.
نویسنده مشکلات و سختی ها میسی رو خوب به تصویر کشیده. مقدار مناسبی چاشنی واقعیت بهش اضافه کرده و داستان خوبی ساخته. داستان جالبی
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Amy
I finished this book in almost one sitting!! This book is just.... so good! I cried a lot, sad tears, happy tears... I'm so emotionally attached to Maisie and her family! Maisie is a great character, full of sarcasm and quirky! I laughed out loud a lot of her jokes! and I sorta understand why Maisie is so angry at the first, and I also knew that her parents are concerned about her more than she can imagined. Chirag is a very nice guy too, I mean he actually sacrificed a lot to accept her even th ...more
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"Beautiful" è un romanzo che fa riflettere, che mi ha emozionato dall’inizio fino alla fine e mi ha fatto provare delle emozioni forti. Il romanzo è una storia odierna che racconta la paura di essere diversa e di mostrarsi agli altri e il coraggio di saper affrontare la sofferenza. È una storia che racconta la ricostruzione della propria identità, la capacità di combattere e di sapersi accettare per poter rinascere più forti di pr
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Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
Questo è decisamente un libro che fa riflettere e che a tratti è anche capace di farti vergognare (perché ammettiamolo, quando vediamo una persona deforme per strada non possiamo fare a meno di guardarla, ma vedermi dagli occhi di Maisie e leggere di come si sentisse uno spettacolo da baraccone mi ha fatta vergognare parecchio).
All'inizio i pensieri di Maisie erano talmente depressi e ripetitivi che mi era venuta voglia di saltare qualche paragrafo ma sono contenta di aver proseguito leggendo tu
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Jess
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
This and other reviews can be found on http://princessicaofbooks.wordpress.com.

*Thank you to Scholastic for sending me an ARC for reviewing purposes. This in no way has impacted my review.*

I was really intrigued by this story; I had yet to read a face transplant story. I've read a handful of prosthetic stories but not a face transplant. It seemed pretty extreme, which was probably the reason I wanted to read it in the first place.

First of all, Faceless was quite a quick read. Maisie, the main
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Angigames
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Temevo questo libro.
Temevo di sciogliermi in lacrime, avevo paura che, avendo come protagonista un’adolescente, con lo scorrere delle pagine, il nucleo del romanzo si sarebbe perso. Insomma avevo paura del cliché che sta in agguato nella maggior parte di ogni libro YA..
NIENTE DI PIÙ SBAGLIATO! (a parte la questione delle lacrime, ovviamente!)
Questo libro è bellissimo!
Questa è la storia di Maisie, una 16enne come tante, carina, simpatica, intelligente, preparata. Eccelle nella corsa, ha una migl
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Kat
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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.”

Imagine waking up and getting that half of your face was destroyed. That you're going to get a face transplant and that you're never going to look like your old self again.

The topic of the book is extremely heavy and it will most likely make you cry at certain points yet it was a very quick read. Maise's thoughts and the way they've been writ
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Chey
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was right, this is a new favorite of mine. I loved every single page, I cried multiple times, Maisie's best friend felt like my best friend, I fell in love with her boyfriend, I fell out of love with her boyfriend. And most of all; I felt her pain.

This was an incredible read, one that I'm happy I got to experience. It ended really really well, with so much hope for the future and I think that's what I loved most. The hope this book gave me in such a hard and sometimes painful world.
Hailey Pineda
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the best book that I've read. I got so engaged to it and is one of my favorite book.☺
♚Sarika ♚
I guess you could say this contains spoilers but literally nothing extremely exciting or shocking happens that could be spoiled and also YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THIS
Faceless is entertaining (it's about some girl that gets a face transplant), I'll give it that, it's downloaded to the Kindle app on my phone and I've read it a bunch of times because the main character is extremely poor in the Bank Of Brain Cells and I really enjoy making sarcastic comments in my head about literally everything Maisi
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Simona
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parlare dei libri che amo per me non è mai semplice, perché temo di non riuscire a rendere loro la giustizia che meritano. Nel mio piccolo proverò a descrivere le emozioni che la storia di Maisie mi ha suscitato. Provate a guardarvi allo specchio, a toccare le vostre guance, il vostro mento o il vostro naso. Fatto? Bene. Adesso provate a immaginarvi senza queste parti essenziali di voi stessi, senza queste parti che definiscono il vostro volto, le vostre espressioni, il vostro percorso di cresci ...more
Bee
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Faceless kind of placed top rung on the "body issues" YA sub genre. Woosh!

Normally these books are about anything ranging from a certain disability or disease (blind, deaf, wheelchair bound) to mental health issues (depression, schizophrenia) to body dismorphia. I always file those away in my brain, in case a customer desperately needs a recommendiation for their niece who suffers from anorexia and they need a book they can identify with. Well, I've found the perfect book in case someone need
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Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
What I loved most about this book was that it's main message was 'Love Yourself'. Maisie has a terrible accident and as a result, has to have a face transplant. She has to deal with having someone else's nose, chin, cheeks and her own massive scars. She literally isn't the same person on the outside. But I enjoyed Maisie figuring our her new face and new life, surrounded by people who supported her, or would learn to.

I was weary about any romance. Maisie had a boyfriend before her accident that
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Jessica (secretlifeofbooklover)
Proprio come dice il titolo questo libro è davvero bello. E' un romanzo forte, che fa riflettere. Un romanzo che parla di quanto sia importante non solo accettarsi e amarsi ma anche andare avanti, non lasciarsi abbattere da ciò che ci succede. Smetterla di guardare al passato e pensare al futuro. Crescere.
Sentirsi fortunati per quello che si ha e non per quello che ci manca.
Ammetto che mi ha reso un po triste in alcune parti e mi è scesa anche la lacrimuccia su una determinata frase.

Recensione c
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Jen La Duca
I would like to start this review off with a little dare. Yes I know that may be a little unconventional in a book review but seriously, I dare you all to read the synopsis for Faceless and then tell me that you don’t totally want to read it! When I was first sent the information for this book with the possibility to review it I quickly read the synopsis and then gasped. Then I read it again, a bit slower the second time, after that I couldn’t click the little button fast enough to sign up, sayi ...more
Katy Noyes
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The unthinkable happens - how do you cope? How do your family, friends, boyfriend cope?

This Young Adult story will hit a nerve with any adult as well as teenager who has seen someone who looks a little different and reacts in a way they later feel guilty about. After all - a burnt face is just a burnt face. The same person is still underneath.

School athlete Maisie has a fairly ordinary life - track practice, a caring boyfriend, college applications, fighting parents. Nothing will feel the same
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Alba
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faceless ha sido una novela que me ha marcado mucho. La historia de Maisie me ha parecido increíble y sinceramente he conectado muchísimo con ella. No tiene mucha acción ni un ritmo super ágil pero aún así no se hace pesado en ningún momento y no es complicado de leer en inglés. Todos los personajes están muy bien construidos, sobretodo el personaje de Maisie me ha fascinado de principio a fin. El mensaje de esta historia es maravilloso y os animo a que la leáis para poder descubrirlo.
AlenGarou
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ReginLaRadiosa
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recensione presente sul sito www.reginlaradiosa.it:

Non sarò più come prima. Nessun trucco mi trasformerà nella bella ragazza di prima, nonostante la pelle chiara, le lentiggini e il naso grande che odiavo. [..]
Ma so chi sono. Sono una ragazza con la lingua tagliente e un senso dell’umorismo sarcastico; sono una ragazza che si è innamorata per la prima volta a sedici anni, che ha la stessa migliore amica da quando ha cinque anni, che litiga con la mamma che è fiera di amare e che ha un padre che
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Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Maisie is in a terrible accident whilst running. Lightening struck a tree, and caused a branch to fall, pulling some electric wires down with it, which burnt Maisie. Her left side of her body taking damage, but her face took the most. Her left cheek, her nose, and most of her chin are gone, the tissue so badly damaged that it was killed in the fire, a fire so hot it burned blue.

When I first heard about Faceless, the synopsis had me wanting to know what this book was all about, how could you read
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Robin
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Jenny Foster
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading this right now and I love it. I think middle schoolers would really enjoy this. It is a little gruesome in terms of medical talk, but it really shows kids that life is precious and in one instant your life can change and from there you need to decide how to make lemonade out of lemons.
Cynthia
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Found this one on our bookfair. Great read alike for Wonder. Heart wrenching & inspiring story of a girl who loses her face and fights her way back to normal. Made me cry.
Jessica Parsells
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is sooooooo good. Read this and you won't be disappointed.
J. E.  S.
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a very moving account of a young girl whose life is upended by an unforeseen and tragic event. Highly recommend.
Ilise
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was the BESTTTT!!! It will totally blow your mind 100% I loved it just dont get to excited about the book it could go back and fourth!
TheVampireBookworm
This is a story about a teenager whose life is changed forever when her face is partially burned off and she must decide whether to keep her face like that or risk a face transplant. It's a story about reshaping one's world and dealing with a new identity. It's about loss of oneself and the ones around. But it's also about hope.
I like that this book deals with an unusual topic and shows that everything can be conquered if there is a will to do it but I must say I wasn't really convinced by the s
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