Happy Wednesday, guys!
My pick this week for WoW is Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel.
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: September 29th 2015 by Scholastic Press
When Maisie gets into a terrible accident, her face is partially destroyed. She's lucky enough to get a face transplant--but how do you live your life when you can't even recognize yourself anymore?
She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student...a normal girl. Now all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did--and didn't--shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what "lucky" really means.
From Alyssa Sheinmel, the acclaimed author of Second Star, this is a lyrical and gripping novel that will challenge readers to think about how we create and define ourselves.
Why I'm waiting:
I've read a number of feature pieces throughout the years about people who've received face transplants after disease or accidents, and I've always wondered what the psychological impact of a transplant like this would be. It looks like Alyssa's going to delve deep into the emotional and psychological aspects of said transplant, and I'm looking forward to this.