Author(s): Alyssa B Sheinmel
While on a run one day, Maise gets into a terrible accident. A hot-burning electrical fire consumes her, destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is . . . nothing. She is lucky enough to qualify for a face transplant. But with someone else's features staring back at her in the mirror, Maise looks -- and feels -- like a stranger. The doctors promised that the transplant was her chance to live a normal life again, but nothing feels normal anymore. Before, she knew who she was -- a regular girl who ran track and got good grades, who loved her boyfriend and her best friend. Now, she can't even recognize herself. From "New York Times" bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel, coauthor of "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl," comes a gripping and gorgeously written tale of identity and love. This is a story of losing yourself, and the long, hard fight to find your way back.
Praise for "Faceless" ""Faceless" is gorgeous and wrenching, full of gigantic questions and even more gigantic answers about love, identity and appearance. I'm sure I'll reread it many times, as I do with my favorites. It is a vivid, compelling, beautiful, immediate novel, and Alyssa Sheinmel's writing is so true, her characters so real, that they live on long after the last page is turned." -- "New York Times" bestselling author Luanne Rice Praise for "The Stone Girl" "Authentic... vivid and painfully truthful." -- "Publishers Weekly" "Chilling... The details show the ugliness and heartbreaking aspects of anorexia/bulimia... A compelling take on a common theme in young adult literature." -- "School Library Journal" Praise for "The Lucky Kind" "An honest, powerful, and emotional look at family secrets and falling in love." -- "Justine Magazine" Praise for "The Beautiful Between" "Endearing, realistic, and heart-wrenching." -- "The New York Post"
Alyssa Sheinmel is the author of "Second Star," "The Beautiful Between," "The Lucky Kind," and "The Stone Girl," as well as the co-author of "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" series. The "New York Post" described "The Beautiful Between" as endearing, realistic, and heart-wrenching; and "New York Times" bestselling author Anna Godbersen called "Second Star" sun-soaked and haunted, elegant and strangeperfect. Alyssa lives in New York City. Visit her at alyssasheinmel.com."