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The Boy Who Lost His Face

4.1 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517090171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517090176
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Format: Paperback
This is another amusing book by Louis Sachar that you can't put down. I read it in a day because it's a fantastic read and the storyline is great. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is starting a Louis Sachar collection, although I preferred There's a Boy In The Girls Bathroom. The Boy Who Lost His Face is about a boy who got dragged into a dare and got cursed, this may sound boring but it has a twist at the end which will leave you fooled and saying 'why didn't I think of that?' Once you have read this review I hope you will buy it and get other books in the Louis Sachar collection.
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By A Customer on 11 Mar. 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a great book, it is funny and once you start to read it is hard to put the book back down!!! This is another fantastic book from Louis Sachar!!! I am a 12 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I would recommend this book for 10 year olds - 15 year olds. I have now told all my friends to buy this book as it is a great read and describes the life of a child in high school very well!
This book is about a boy who wants to become more popular so he decides to burgle an old lady. After that everything in his life seems to go wrong and he believes he is cursed. But at the end of the book there is a strange, unexpected twist!!!
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I still feel that Louis Sachar's best book is "The Boy Who Lost His Face". It really describes what a 7th grader/8th graders life is like very well. Though many people say that the cuss words are the downside...true, they are in a way. But in other ways it shows how realistic the book is. Many parents think that it will inspire kids to curse, but it won't its helping you or your kids to understand that cursing is not the right way to go. And that being cool doesn't matter. I think that this is for kids 12 and up because it tells aboout some things that younger children aren't ready to hear or know yet.
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By A Customer on 23 Sept. 2002
Format: Paperback
I've been a devoted reader of Louis Sachar's backlist since I read "Holes". The Boy Who Lost His Face is not Holes and not as good a read as There's a Boy in the Girls Bathroom and Dogs Don't Tell Jokes. There is also language that will prevent me from recommending it to my seven year old who would otherwise enjoy the book. But you can see Louis Sachar developing the lines and twists in the plot that will eventually feature in his best books. Still, it was not put downable and a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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By A Customer on 28 July 1998
Format: Paperback
I have enjoyed all the Sachar books. This one ventures into controvesial language and behavior and nervous parents and teachers will worry that children will use this language inappropriately. I read this book to my seven year old and not only did he love it, but he found the discussion of such controversial subjects very thought provoking. There is a lengthy discussion between friends and parents about giving somebody the finger. What it means, how context influences meaning, who is aware or unaware of its meaning. I don't know where else kids are going to find such thoughtful and provocative discussions. Certainly not from parents and teachers. Thank goodness for Louis and his brave publisher. This book connects to kids in a dramatic and moving way, and best of all shows that reading can be a real key into understanding and thinking. Kudos to Sachar!!!
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This has gone in the bin,some if the language the author uses in a book aimed at children us terrible and also a scenario written is quite weird, this being two of the characters looking at naked pictures of younger children which made me stop in my tracks and after earlier coming across a swear word told me enough was enough,this along with the others has been binned
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Format: Paperback
I've always loved Louis Sachar's books, and this one wasn't different. Even though it has some bad language, some kids do talk like that. David has a lifelike problem, and the old lady and the curse add fun to it. I love all the funny things that happen to him, like his pants falling down, or dropping the test tube in science. All the characters are unique and interesting. I would suggest this book to anyone except younger kids. I really liked it!
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This outstanding book is not only entertaining and unbelievably funny, it is much more than that. I have learnt a lot from this educational read, it was so fascinating and well written and the twist at the end certainly took me by surprise. As soon as I sank into it, and it didn't take me long, I couldn't stop reading. I wouldn't recommend in to people under the age of ten, I don't think they would appreciate it nearly as much, mainly because of some of the language used. However, it is a great book for both adults and children. The first one I read was a boy in the girls bathroom and that definitely did it for me. Reading that amazing book leered me into the series and it won't take me long to get through the series. If you are looking for a good book to get into, a funny and unexpected read then don't just read the reviews, read the book because there is not a dull moment and you won't be able to wait to start reading again!
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