A Face Like Glass
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By Frances Hardinge

fantasy | 496 pages | Published in NaN

In Caverna, lies are an art — and everyone's an artist...In the underground city of Caverna the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare. They create wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned. Only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear — at a price.Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a little girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. For Neverfell's emotions are as obvious on her face as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, though entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed...

ISBN_13:9780230763500

Quotes

Sometimes you have to break a few rules to make history.

Frances Hardinge

A face without a smile is like a tea without sugar.

Frances Hardinge

The truth is a sharp knife that cuts through the lies we tell ourselves.

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The world is full of secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect others.

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In the darkness, you can find the brightest stars.

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Fear can hold you prisoner, but courage can set you free.

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Sometimes the hardest journey is the one we take within ourselves.

Frances Hardinge

The mind is a powerful weapon. Use it wisely.

Frances Hardinge

The world may be cruel, but kindness can conquer all.

Frances Hardinge

Sometimes it's the smallest actions that have the biggest impact.

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