A Face First

A Face First

by Priscilla Cummings

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Overview

Kelley decides to cut off contact with her friends and classmates after suffering third-degree burns to her face and body in a car accident.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756915476
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Priscilla Cummings lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Face First 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Keela_S More than 1 year ago
A Face First By:Kyla Swanson By: Priscilla Cummings The novel, "A face first" by Priscilla Cummings has a great plot. Priscilla describes the characters and plot very thoroughly. She writes it so it makes you wonder: Will she go back to school or not? I also enjoyed the characters and how she described them. She made it feel like it was you who was in the book and was the main character instead of Kelly. Kelly is the main character and is very smart, believable and brave, but she can get dull at some points. Kelly lives in a small town in America on a farm. Kelly got a 3degree burn in a car crash with a big truck. The engine caught on fire and Kelly got stuck in the car burning. Her mom burnt her hand to save Kelly. Kelly ended up in the hospital for more than 3 months and misses the majority of school. Her friends try to cheer her up by sending cards but it doesn't work. She is mad at the world and everyone! Her mom visits her as much as possible, but Kelly suspects something. Was her mom's fault for all of these terrible things that has happened to her? The burned face broken legs burned hand can barely talk? When Kelly is done with surgery she has to wear this ugly facemask to keep her new skin to grow in place. Kelly is so afraid that someone may laugh at her that she doesn't even want her own sister to see her. When she gets out of school she plans never to go back to school. Her mom and sister have to persuade her to go back but she still doesn't want to. It takes her friend Daniel to make her come back. He invites her to see some birds with him one day. Kelly can't resist but she hesitates to go. A thought keeps spinning in her mind: Will he see a face first or a mask? I really enjoyed how this book ends. I also enjoy Kelly because I can relate to her sometimes I really don't want to go back to school because I'm to embarrassed to because of what I did. I really recommend this book to all of you.
elle0467 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A story of finding inner strength. Kelly Brennan got into an almost fatal car accident when she and her mother were driving to an awards ceremony. Kelley is left to face many injuries including severely burned limbs and face. Throughout this story Kelley experiences many emotions including blame and self-pity. It takes many tough events for Kelley to realize that she is lucky to be alive though the pain makes it hard.
SpartanReading More than 1 year ago
I gave my book "A face first" three starts because at first I was very interested, but then after a few chapters it didn't catch my interest any longer. This would be a good book for people who are very emotional, and have had something bad happen in their life. But not only do people like that need to read this book, basically anyone could read this book, except for men. I honestly don't think a boy or man would be interested in this kind of novel, but that is just my opinion. The girl in this book had to face many heart ships that she didn't think she could handle. such as her getting made fun of at school just because she looked different from everyone else, but after awhile no one cared what she looked like on the outside, they only cared about her personality on the inside. That's the lesson in this story, not to judge looks, but to judge their inner personality, I will admit, this book could attract many different people, you don't need to have something in common happen in the story, whatever is on the back cover that interests you is what you'd want to read. Anyone could read this book, people who just want to read interesting sad books, but in some parts can be happy, that just warm your heart.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading the book my 5th time, this book is really good. Everytime i read it i learn somethng differant by far this is one of my favorite books, it is very interesting and it is good for pre-teens with low self esteems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is the best book I have ever read. The minute I picked it up I knew it was going to be a good book. I got dissapointed at school when dear time was over. Every day after school when I got home I read for hours straight without stopping. It is by far the BEST book I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a great book.it taught me alot to not take things for granted. this is on my got to buy list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book taught me about bout how much we rely on our looks and not our inner beauty
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard that Priscilla Cummings was a good author, but because of this book, I'm not sure. I found Kelly a prep and that the entire book was about her complaining about what her life would be like. I felt that she wasn't even happy about her surviving this horrific tragedy.And the cause of the accident? come on.She could have come up with somethings better, sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!!! I absolutely loved it! It made me cry and really teaches an important lesson in life!!!!! I reccomend this book to anyone!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows that kelley is the same on the inside but is different on the out side but later on understands that she can't face the world unless she goes to see more of it. even though it was tough it was good and i recomend it to people who don't like much action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was magnificent!! It really showed me how something bad can happen to a normal, everyday person, but you are still the same person on the inside and that's what counts! I reccomend this book to anyone!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader, I am very picky about the ooks I read. 'A Face First' was so uplifting and it made me look at the bright side of things. I definitely recommend this book to anyone...it will put you in a different perspective.