Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess

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Fame, beauty, and face transplants

Sara wants to be famous, and when legendary rock star Jonathon Heat offers to take her under his wing and pay for her cosmetic surgery, it's like a dream come true. But beauty comes with a hidden price tag. Is Sara willing to pay?

About Melvin Burgess

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Melvin Burgess has produced a body of work that is both challenging and thrilling, including the seminal teen drug and love novels "Smack" and "Doing It". His books have been adapted for film, stage, and television.
Published June 17, 2008 by Simon Pulse. 279 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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After a few pages involving the requisite f-words, "boob adoration" and (very amusing) teenage angst, Sara's Face settles into the story of Sara Carter, a teenager who, on one hand, appears to know exactly what she wants but, on the other, has a personality disorder to rival that of the title cha...

Jul 14 2006 | Read Full Review of Sara's Face

The Bookbag

Sara's Face is written in a true-crime-come-reportage style, so not only do we have a thriller in which even the cover of the book is a spoiler, but we also have a story in which the teller is deliberately writing, well, less well than usual.

Oct 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Sara's Face

The Trades

He has in his employ the infamous Dr. Kaye, who has faced numerous ethics violation charges for his headstrong progress into untested areas of cosmetic surgery, including inter-species grafting (which, for a time, gave Heat the intentional appearance of a canine.) But years of facial reconstructi...

Jun 25 2007 | Read Full Review of Sara's Face

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