PUBLISHER: Second Story Press
PUBLICATION DATE: September 10th, 2018
Thank you to Second Story Press for inviting me to be a part of this Blog Tour for The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh and for gifting me a beautiful paperback copy of this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes’ facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her.
It’s now September, and Abby’s months of hiding out at home are over. Returning to high school feels as daunting as enduring seven plastic surgeries. She knew it would be hard to show her new face to the world, but she didn’t expect to be rejected by her so-called friends. If she wants others to move past the surface, Abby has to learn to do that herself. Her love of acting and her return to the drama club may be the key to going on with her new life, or it may be the disaster that sends her back into her protective shell.
Reminiscent to the book and film “Wonder”, Baugh’s story is full of the relatable struggles that teenagers face in high-school. A character portrait on the importance of self-acceptance, The Story of My Face is a timely novel in the midst of the ever-growing image driven social media landscape.
I loved this book. A cleverly written novel about self-love, self-acceptance, and self-growth.
I enjoyed reading about Abby’s character in the book, and she was a very likeable character. It was enjoyable reading about Abby’s path to her self discovery, as she learned to love herself and be kind to herself, despite the many obstacles she faces on a daily basis. She is ridiculed, bullied, and embarrassed upon her return to her high school after the grizzly bear attack, and those who she thought were her friends have seemingly turned their backs on her. Her character was relatable, as she is faced with the many struggles that teenagers face in today’s society.
She is faced with many trials and tribulations after the bear attack, and she has to overcome them all to make herself a stronger person. A beautiful path of self-discovery and one’s ability to dig deep within yourself to be the best that you can be.
The Story of My Face was a brilliant read from beginning to end, and I loved this book. Be sure to check this book out, I am sure you will love it as much as I did!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars