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Author : Alyssa Sheinmel
Publisher : Scholastic UK
Release : 2016-01-07
Page : 352
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 191065535X
Description :

When Maisie is struck by lightning, 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 any more? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student ... a normal girl. Now, after a single freak accident, 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.

Author : Alyssa Sheinmel
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2015-09-29
Page : 352
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0545676029
Description :

Faceless is an emotionally gripping novel about a girl who gets a face transplant -- and has to rediscover her identity. While on a run one day, Maise gets into a terrible accident. A hot-burning electrical fire consumes her, destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is . . . nothing.She is lucky enough to qualify for a face transplant. But with someone else's features staring back at her in the mirror, Maise looks -- and feels -- like a stranger. The doctors promised that the transplant was her chance to live a normal life again, but nothing feels normal anymore. Before, she knew who she was -- a regular girl who ran track and got good grades, who loved her boyfriend and her best friend. Now, she can't even recognize herself. From New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel, coauthor of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, comes a gripping and gorgeously written tale of identity and love. This is a story of losing yourself, and the long, hard fight to find your way back.

Author : Alyssa Sheinmel
Publisher : Scholastic Australia
Release : 2016-01-07
Page : 340
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1760271608
Description :

When Maisie is burnt in 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 any more? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student ... a normal girl. Now, after a single freak accident, 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. Wonder for a YA audience: lyrically written and gripping.

Author : Henning Mankell
Publisher : New Press/ORIM
Release : 2011-05-10
Page : 284
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1595586105
Description :

A #1 international bestseller: This “exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth” launched the acclaimed Wallander Mysteries and BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh (Los Angeles Times). Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: An old man has been bludgeoned to death, and his tortured wife lies dying before the farmer’s eyes. The only clue is the single word she utters before she dies: “foreign.” In charge of the investigation is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local detective whose personal life is in a shambles. His family is falling apart, he’s gaining weight, and he drinks too much and sleeps too little. Tenacious and levelheaded in his sleuthing, he and his colleagues must contend with a wave of violent xenophobia as they search for the killers. Winner of the Sweden’s Best Mystery Award and the first installment in the series that inspired the PBS program Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, Faceless Killers is a razor-sharp, stylishly dark police procedural with searing social commentary that reaches beyond its genre to produce “a superior novel—and a harbinger of great things to come” (Booklist).

Author : Derek Landy
Publisher : HarperCollins Children's Books
Release : 2018-05
Page : 400
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780008248802
Description :

She's twelve. He's dead. But together they're going to save the world. Hopefully. The third book in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series. You've seen it all before: some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's all right in the end. Well... not this time.

Author : Henning Mankell
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011
Page : 298
Category : Detective and mystery stories
ISBN 13 : 009957182X
Description :

From the internationally bestselling author--called Sweden's greatest living mystery writer ("Los Angeles Times")--comes a crime novel featuring the tenacious, levelheaded, opera-loving detective, Inspector Kurt Wallander.

Author : Jason Strange
Phil Parks
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2011-08-01
Page : 62
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1434234312
Description :

No one recognizes Chase at school one day. Who did this to him, and why?

Author : Alexandra Ivy
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2021-08-24
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1420151452
Description :

BE CAREFUL A masked robber, a gunshot, an endless nightmare left in its wake. Wynter Moore was just four years old when she witnessed the murder of her mother. For twenty-five years she’s tried to blunt the trauma with ambition. Yet each year, she shuts down her popular Iowa restaurant to return to her small hometown of Pike, Wisconsin, to grieve. Only this time, her visit will be marked by new danger and shocking discoveries about the past—and about her mother. WHAT YOU DIG FOR Why kill her? That’s what’s scrawled on the picture Pike’s recently deceased sheriff left behind for Wynter. Pulled from surveillance tape, it shows the fatal hold-up—and raises unnerving questions. Soon, Wynter is opening a Pandora’s box of dark revelations and suspects. When frightening incidents and threats start coming, it’s clear that Wynter is a target herself. Enemies seem to abound—except for one man . . . YOU JUST MIGHT GET KILLED Game warden Noah Heller has tried to convince himself that Wynter is just a friend ever since they met in grief counseling as teenagers. But now that she’s in danger, that denial is over. Traveling to her side, he helps Wynter retrace the treacherous steps of her complex mother’s life—before she loses her own. Because someone wants—needs—Wynter gone, forever. Praise for Pretend You’re Safe “A satisfying mystery . . . Ivy's clever foreshadowing keeps the tension high throughout this fast-moving tale, and the romance sizzles.” —Publishers Weekly “A pulse-raising romantic thriller.” —BookPage

Author : Debra Webb
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2008-07-29
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429931755
Description :

Deputy district attorney Carson Tanner has dedicated his life to justice. But he is still haunted by one case that was never solved: the murder of his entire family in cold blood. Back then, the teenage Carson was protected by his girlfriend's influential father, Senator Randolph Drake. But now, fifteen years later, Carson finds himself facing a whole new world when a man confesses to the Tanner killings. His name is John Stokes. And his confession only scratches the surface of the truth... Carson knows that Annette Baxter uses her brains and beauty as a fixer for the rich and powerful, making their indiscretions disappear in exchange for security and influence. But now someone is using her clients' secrets—and her own—against her. And even though Carson can't ignore his attraction to her, he is dead-set on making Annette pay for her crimes...but what if she holds the key to the burning secret he's spent his whole life seeking?

Author : Neil Gaiman
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2017-02-07
Page : 48
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 150670140X
Description :

A celebrated send-up of gothic literature, beautifully adapted into a dark, brooding, and oddly comical graphic novel. Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author's pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write fiction: stories about frail women in white nightgowns, mysterious bumps in the night, and the undead rising to collect old debts. But he keeps getting interrupted by the everyday annoyances of talking ravens, duels to the death, and his sinister butler. Shane Oakley beautifully illustrates New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's satirical tale.

Author : Amma Darko
Publisher : Sub-Saharan Pub & Traders
Release : 2003
Page : 231
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 :
Description :

Street life in the slums of Accra is realistically portrayed in this socially-commited, subtle novel about four educated women who are inspired by the plight of a 14-year old girl, Fofo. As the main characters convert their library center into a practical street initiative, the novel invokes the squalor, health risks, and vicious cycles of poverty and violence that drive children to the streets and women to prostitution; and, from which, ultimately, no one in the society is free.

Author : Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page : 341
Category : Burns and scalds
ISBN 13 : 9780545907033
Description :

Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed--she is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.

Author : Gabrielle Johnson
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
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Category :
ISBN 13 : 1329196449
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Author : Martina Cole
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2008-09-04
Page : 640
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0755350685
Description :

She's done the time, now she wants revenge... Filled with rage and revenge, FACELESS by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole is a gripping novel that takes a dark and honest look at what life is really like on the inside. Marie Carter lost everything the day she went to prison for a double murder she doesn't remember committing. Her parents abandoned her, her friends disappeared. Even her children didn't want to know. Twelve long years later, Marie is out and she's back to settle some scores... For more compelling novels about life on the inside, be sure to read Martina Cole's TWO WOMEN, THE JUMP and THE GOOD LIFE

Author : Adam Blade
Publisher : Orchard Books
Release : 2013-01-03
Page : 144
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1408327082
Description :

Tom's most dangerous Quest ever is heading towards an explosive climax! He must confront Kama the Faceless Beast, an old foe of his father's. Will Tom prevail?

Author : Sophie Roche
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-07-05
Page : 371
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9783030038427
Description :

How could a person portrayed as a terrorist by the Tajik state also be seen as a mujahid fighter in Islam and be a cousin all at the same time? Is this just a matter of perspective and conceptualization? To believe in the protection of concepts to safeguard groups and individuals from the uncertain character of the world, is to deny the existence of chance and the contradictions in life. This book uses approaches from existential anthropology to enquire into the question of how concepts and experiences relate. The focus is on the way the notions jihad, mujahid and terrorism were used during a military intervention in Tajikistan in 2010. The book includes long-term ethnographic material, popular pamphlets on Islam and an internet analysis of the conflict, offering new insights into how concepts and experiences relate. Since the end of the Soviet Union, the people from the republic Tajikistan have struggled to find a place in the larger Muslim world, a painful process unfolding in relation to global events, discourses and politics. The primary readership for the book will come from academia and policy makers. The book presents novel material on a fascinating and highly important topic, the nature of ostensibly Islamist political violence against the state in Tajikistan. John Heathershaw

Author : Bogomir Doringer
Brigitte Felderer
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2018-06-11
Page : 304
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 3110527707
Description :

The contributions to this book explore a phenomenon that appears to be a contradiction in itself – we, the users of computers, can be tracked in digital space for all eternity. Although, on the one hand, one wants to be noticed and noticeable, on the other hand one does not necessarily want to be recognized at the first instance, being prey to an unfathomable public, or – even less so – to lose face. The book documents artistic and other strategies that point out options for appearing in the infinite book of faces whilst nevertheless avoiding being included in any records. The desire not to become a mere object of facial sell-out does not just remain an aesthetic endeavor. The contributions also contain combative and sarcastic statements against a digital dynamic that has already penetrated our everyday lives.

Author : Sean Michael Wilson
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2015-11-03
Page : 144
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 1611801974
Description :

Eerie traditional Japanese ghost stories retold in a graphic novel format. Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird." Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known as kaidan, which means "recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions." The book includes an afterword by William Scott Wilson, the esteemed translator and editor of Japanese texts and samurai philosophy, who puts the stories into historical context. A 2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Recommendation

Author : Kathryn Lasky
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-10-19
Page : 304
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062693336
Description :

Newbery Honor winner Kathryn Lasky, author of the Guardians of Ga’hoole series, delivers a riveting adventure about young British spies on a secret mission in Germany in WWII. Over the centuries, a small clan of spies called the Tabula Rasa has worked ceaselessly to fight oppression. They can pass unseen through enemy lines and “become” other people without being recognized. They are, essentially, faceless. Alice and Louise Winfield are sisters and spies in the Tabula Rasa. They’re growing up in wartime England, where the threat of Nazi occupation is ever near. But Louise wants to live an ordinary life and leaves the agency. Now, as Alice faces her most dangerous assignment yet, she fears discovery, but, most of all, she fears losing her own sister. This upper middle grade novel is a mix of espionage and historical adventure and will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Wein and Ruta Sepetys. Lasky masterfully spins a tale filled with mystery, suspense, and intrigue that will have readers hooked. Faceless is also a springboard for the study of Word War II, with special interest to classrooms that would like to teach subjects such as Hitler, the Nazi regime, and anti-Nazi resistance.

Author : Larry Burchall
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2002
Page : 167
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1553694228
Description :

After September 11th are you wondering if the world is a safer or more dangerous place for you? Are you wondering just who could be "against us?" This book will help show you and help you work out for yourself, what peoples and what nations may present future problems to you and your loved ones. This book will also help you understand -- why? Larry Burchall is an ex-professional soldier. He shows that it was activists who have caused many of the changes whose benefits we now enjoy, but he also shows that it was activists who did the damage on 11 September. Burchall shows the link between what's called activism and what's referred to as terrorism. Some of the ideas set out in this book may cause you unease. You may end up feeling concerned as the author describes the workings of important modern media and the effects that these workings can have on you. You'll find a description of just who and what constitutes the "west" and "westerners." Will the "west" be able to put an end to terrorism? You'll find an interesting answer in these pages.