The Story of My Face

The Story of My Face


By Leanne Baugh


Some scars just can’t be ignored.

After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes' facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her. It’s now March, and Abby’s months of hiding out at home are over. Returning to finish her last term of high school feels as daunting as enduring seven plastic surgeries. She knew it would be hard to show her new face to the world, but she didn’t expect to be rejected by her so-called friends. Or ignored by Liam, who had said he loved her. Or tormented by Mason, who may be capable of much worse than she suspected. If she wants others to move past the surface, Abby has to learn to do that herself. Her love of acting and her return to drama class may be the key to going on with her new life, or it may be the disaster that drives her from high school (and society) altogether.

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About the Author

Leanne Baugh has been a waitress, receptionist, teacher, stay-at-home mom, and a screenwriter. Leanne is passionate about books, films, beach walks, and hummingbirds. When she isn't at home in Victoria, B.C., she's off traveling the world.

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Product Information

Release: September 10, 2018

  • $13.95 Paperback

  • 240 Pages

  • 5.5 x 8.25

  • Teen Fiction

  • Ages 13-17 / Grades 8-12

  • Lexile: HL690L Guided Reading: Z+

  • ISBN: 9781772600704


  • Character Education
    > Self-Esteem

  • Arts
    > Drama

  • Health & Phys Ed
    > Body Image
    > Injury

Praise for The Story of My Face

"Leanne Baugh gives her young adult audience an exceptional protagonist in Abby." - CM Magazine Highly Recommended

"Baugh handles Abby's recovery, and the changes in her life, with considerable sensitivity and grace." - Quill & Quire

“A poignant and inspiring character portrait, Abby’s story will resonate with anyone who has survived a traumatic event.” - Booklist

“Leanne Baugh's book will grab the heart and feelings of any young adult reading it.” - Canadian Children’s booknews

“Abby shows those readers who may also struggle with self-esteem and self-confidence—which is most of us—that there is help and support from different avenues waiting to cheer you on if you will look for them and allow them to help.” - Kiss the Book