Faceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Pages – 346
Released – 7th January 2016
Publisher – Chicken House
Rating – 5/5
Whilst out running early one morning Maisie is the victim of a terrible accident. Lightening strikes a tree next to her which in turn causes a branch to fall, pulling some electrical wires down with it and resulting in horrific burns on most of Maisie’s body. The left side of her body taking some damage, but her face taking the most. Maisie’s left cheek, nose and most of her chin are destroyed, the tissues so badly damaged they were killed in the fire, a fire that was so hot it burned blue.
The minute I read the synopsis of this book I wanted to know more. After just one chapter you dive straight into Maisie being in hospital, learning what has happened, why she is there and the damage her accident has caused.
This book captures you right away, so much so that I did not want to put it down. It is full of ups and downs and has some huge moments of drama. It is an emotionally challenging book that will certainly have you thinking about life in a different way after you have finished it.
Alyssa B. Sheinmel has written this book beautifully, she makes you want to be friends with the characters in this book. However, I feel that she could have developed a couple of the characters a little more.
Maisie is such a strong character who I really admire for her strength, determination, courage all to face the world each and every day.
Faceless isn’t just a book about a girl who is a victim of a serious accident. It is a book about learning to love yourself again, getting on with your life and adapting to the challenges of life.
Overall, this book is one rollercoaster of emotions, with moments of sadness, happiness, anger and many other things. Faceless is one young adult contemporary that you must read!