The Boy Who Lost His Face, Paperback Book

The Boy Who Lost His Face Paperback

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CURSED! David was only trying to be cool when he helped some other boys steal an old lady's cane.

But when the plan backfires, he is the one whom she 'curses'.

Now David can't seem to do anything right. The cool kids taunt him and his only friends are weirdos.

He even walks into Spanish class with his fly unzipped! And when he finally gets his nerve up to ask out a cute girl, his trousers fall down midway!

But is this the curse at work or is David turning into a total loser?

Another witty and very clever tale by the master storyteller Louis Sachar.

Other titles in this series are THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS' BATHROOM and DOGS DON'T TELL JOKES.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780747589778

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Trying to fit in with some classmates, middle schooler David Ballinger steals an old woman's cane and she shouts a curse at him. As an apiring scientist, David doesn't believe in witchcraft, but after bad things keep happening to him, he begins to suspect he may really be cursed.Though it lacks the zany humor of Wayside School and heart and driving plot of Holes, Sachar's ability to make the reader care about his characters and their fates comes through. The problems David faces-- such as drifting apart from old friends challenges talking with the girl he likes, and struggling to find his place at school-- are ones any kid can relate to...with the added challenge of a potential curse spicing up the storyline. This book will be best appreciated by late elementary and early middle grade students.

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