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.
About the Author
Alyssa Sheinmel is the author of Second Star, The Beautiful Between, The Lucky Kind, and The Stone Girl, as well as the co-author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl series. The New York Post described The Beautiful Between as -endearing, realistic, and heart-wrenching-; and New York Times bestselling author Anna Godbersen called Second Star -sun-soaked and haunted, elegant and strange...perfect.- Alyssa lives in New York City. Visit her at alyssasheinmel.com.