Sara's Face

By Melvin Burgess

Synopsis

Sara Carter wants to be famous. Fame is her obsession. So when legendary rock star Jonathon Heat offers her star training and the cosmetic surgery she thinks she wants, Sara can't believe her dream will come true. But Jonathon Heat doesn't want Sara's talent. Jonathon Heat wants Sara's face.

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Review

Genuinely chilling ... a smart satire for our image-obsessed culture-- Telegraph Sara's Face is quite unlike anything else I have read this year Independent Ingenious and chilling ... the narrative gallop will have readers sitting up half the night to finish it Observer Remarkable ... startling Publishing News Thrilling ... it stays with you -- Guardian

Author Biography

Melvin Burgess is regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal: The Cry of the Wolf, An Angel for May, The Baby and Fly Pie and The Ghost Behind the Wall. Melvin lives in Manchester with his two children.