Benjamin Zephaniah's debut novel is a powerfully written and shocking story which is brought to life by his simple and direct style. In Face, Zephaniah tells the story of Martin Turner, a confident joker and leader of the 'Gang of Three'. An accident in a stolen car leaves Martin unconscious in hospital. When he wakes up he realises that the accident has left his face severely scarred. Now, Martin is on the receiving end of people's prejudices and his life has changed forever.
Benjamin Zephaniah is a high-profile international author who is immensely popular among children and adults. He grew up in Birmingham and Jamaica, and he is strongly influenced by the Jamaican culture and music. His powerful writing is lyrical and often humourous. His novels for young people include Face, Refugee Boy (winner of the Portsmouth Book Award), and most recently Teacher's Dead. As well as novels, he writes poetry, plays and music.