Monday, March 18, 2019

Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel

Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel was published in 2015. The books begins with Maisie Winters running. Before she reaches her house, lighting strikes a tree near her knocking electrical wires into her and catching her body and face on fire.

She awakes in the hospital after a month long coma. Before she is even released from the hospital, she is given a face transplant. The rest of the book is Maisie's attempt to deal with her injuries, her recovery, her grief, her guilt about the person whose face she now wears, all while being a high school senior.

Sheinmel had a lot of emotions to deal with, both of Maisie's and those who love her.

I enjoyed this story. It makes me thankful for my health and for those in our world who are willing to donate organs, bodies, and faces to improve the lives of those who so desperately need them.

Read to a child today even if that child is you.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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