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From a New York Times–bestselling author, an emotionally gripping novel about a girl who gets a face transplant and must rediscover her identity.

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

The last thing she remembers is going for a run on a misty morning. Slowly, she figures out that after lightning hit a power line, a hot-burning electrical fire consumed her, destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is . . . nothing.

Maisie is lucky enough to qualify for a rare medical treatment: a face transplant. But with someone else’s features staring back at her in the mirror, Maisie looks—and feels—like a stranger. 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 the New York Times–bestselling author of A Danger to Herself and Others 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

A New York Public Library Best Books for Teens (2015)

Nominated for YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (2016)

“Gorgeous and wrenching . . . I couldn’t put it down.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times–bestselling author

“[Sheinmel’s] depiction of a disfigured adolescent girl, already searching for herself and now suddenly forced to accept this new enormity, is compelling . . . absorbing.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating. Teens will identify with [Maisie’s] struggle to accept that her old life is gone forever. The anger and grief that she feels is palpable and vividly expressed. Fans of R. J. Palacio’s Wonder will also enjoy this book and relate to its similar theme about how physical appearance does not define who you really are.” —VOYA

“A fascinating human portrait of a unique medical procedure, this work paints a complex picture of a young life impacted by a mammoth change.” —School Library Journal

“Sheinmel’s prose is accessible to a wide range of readers who, for whatever reason, find themselves struggling with differences. A touching reminder that real change is rarely skin deep.” —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780545676021
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 28th, 2015