Face (novel)

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Author Benjamin Zephaniah
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
ISBN 1-58234-774-3

Face by British-Jamaican author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah is a novel published in 1999 about a teenage boy who suffers facial injuries in a joyriding accident. Face has also been adapted as a stage play.[1]


Critical reception for Face has been mixed to positive, with Booklist saying "Martin's personal growth may lack literary finesse, but his struggle to overcome adversity will still involve some readers."[2] Publishers Weekly praised the book's message but remarked that the plot was "somewhat formulaic".[3]