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The Boy Who Lost His Face Paperback – April 15, 1997
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Anyways, "The Boy Who Lost His Face" is actually a real-life depicition of a normal suburbia...well, in 1989. Thank god Sachar didn't put any recent refrences...that would make it outdated. The language and profanity, as well as risky topics, add into it. Someone says that "the excuse of 'This is how children act' is wrong" (or something to that extent). Please, PLEASE learn to jump into real life. This IS real life. That could be why this one didn't get much recongition.
It is very thought-provoking, as David has a lot to deal with. Losing his friends, and them become bullies to him. As being 15, there's a lot that I can relate to: The crush, which actually IS depicted as you remembered what it was like. The jerks, true too (well, except the fighting, my school is very strict so we never see any), as well as the eventual nerd friends (Mo and Larry [the "Three Stooges" allusion in the book is presently perfectly, especially the hilarious scene when David tries to explain it to his brother]).
Another great notch about this book is that even though it isn't in first person (none of Sachar's books are, anyways [though the "Holes" movie is told in first person]), he really puts you into the mind of David. For example, during slow scenes, when David is supposed to being thinking more, the detail of the scene increases.Read more ›
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My 10 yr old grand daughter loves these books. Even the schools recommend them.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
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The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
Publication Date: April 15, 1997
Rating: 4... Read more
Excellent book for my 10 year old son and I to read together. We really enjoyed it.Published 15 months ago by Lori A Miller
Considering the publication date was 1985, and it was written for middle school, I reviewed this because a patron at our public library complained about the content. Read morePublished 23 months ago by dianne