reviewed by bookwolf2
Born Without a Face…
Orphaned and severely deformed, from her earliest moments Sarah Sims has been kept hidden away in a secret CIA facility—until an unexpected discovery gives her an opportunity to make a life for herself at last.
Now Sarah has an ally, a long-lost aunt who has discovered her true identity. Aided by this brave psychologist, twenty-year-old Sarah must find the courage to confront the forces that have confined her for so long. And the strength to be reborn into a world she has never known.
“Mr Traut believes that technology has forever changed the face of war. . . . cyber war will be the more devastating.” P31
“We feel better because we look better?” “Looking better is a side effect. When you wear a happy face, your emotional outlook improves…” p35
Another excellent book by one of my favourite authors. I love how so many books by Angela Hunt cover real life topics involving moral and or ethical dilemas. To what lengths is one morally justified for the protection of one you love? Is shielding loving protection or stifling control? Is it for the good of the other or in your own best interests. Does the wrong thing for the right reason and for the protection of the defenseless innocent make it right, whereas the same action for personal gain would be completely legally and morally wrong. Should appearance be altered for acceptance or character grown to acceptance appearance and its consequences – no matter how negative they may be. What impact can, does and should technology have in our life and what makes us human? These are just a few of the challenges that one must face and grapple with throughout this story. The gentle plot twist creates a little extra intrigue.
My main criticism is this: Either a sequel, or an extension of the book is needed to see how Sarah’s character and individuality alters and develops due to the extreme change in her circumstances.
VIOLENCE & GORE
Moderate – Mention of suicide, murder and torture – not extensively described.
PROFANITY & INSULTS
ALCOHOL, DRUGS & SMOKING
Very Mild – Used for treatment and warfare/espionage
FRIGHTENING & INTENSE SCENES
Mild – Mentions God, prayer, a chapel and some characters turn to God for strength.