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The Man Without a Face

By Isabelle Holland

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| Paperback | 9780064470285

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Charles didn't know much about life ... until he met The Man Without a Face

"I'd never had a friend, and he was my friend; I'd never really, except for a shadowy memory, had a father, and he was my father. I'd never known an a Continue

Charles didn't know much about life ... until he met The Man Without a Face

"I'd never had a friend, and he was my friend; I'd never really, except for a shadowy memory, had a father, and he was my father. I'd never known an adult I could communicate with or trust, and I communicated with him all the time, whether I was actually talking to him or not. And I trusted him ......

Fourteen-year-old Charles desperately wants two things: a father and a way out. Little love has come his way until the summer he befriends a mysterious scarred man named Justin McLeod, nicknamed ""The Man Without a Face." Charles enlists McLeod's help as tutor for the St. Matthew's school entrance exams, his ticket away from the unpleasant restrictions of his home life. But more important than anything he could get out of a book, that summer Charles learns from McLeod a stirring life lesson about the many faces of love.

`Not much affection had come Charles's way until the summer he was fourteen, when he met McLeod [a man whose face was deeply scarred] and learned that love has many facets.' —BL. `A highly moral book, powerfully and sensitively written; a book that never loses sight of the human." —H.

1972 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Best of the Best Books (YA) 1970-1983 (ALA)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1972 (NYT)

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Storia d'amicizia profonda, fra un ex professore ed un ragazzino ribelle, che i maligni tentano di infangare. Splendido.

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    Antonella Bellabona said on Jan 28, 2010 | Add your feedback

  • Il film era straordinario. Il libro, che ho letto dopo, non regge il confronto ed è meno efficace.

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    No Angel77 said on Aug 20, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    Devo ammettere che, dopo aver visto ingenuamente il film, il finale del libro mi ha lasciata a bocca aperta.

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    Kleinefrau said on Apr 1, 2008 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    il libro del film... in questo caso non si discosta molto dal film se non nel finale.
    E forse in alcuni versi ho preferito il film.

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    T'aLon said on Dec 28, 2007 | Add your feedback

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