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Book 14 of 2022

‘Face’ by Benjamin Zephaniah

First teenage novel for a while – hence the quick read.

Didn’t really enjoy this – 3 stars – it was all a bit ‘nice’ and predictable. I was expecting something more hard hitting as a debut novel from Zephaniah.

I like the concept: teenager whose life is completely changed when he suffers major burns in a car accident. The novel explores friendship, relationships and family life – I just thought it needed a bit more – not gritty enough.

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