Home Reading Review: Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Review: Making Faces by Amy Harmon

by Kristeena
Review: Making Faces by Amy HarmonMaking Faces by Amy Harmon
Published by Spencer Hill Press on October 20, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
Challenge Theme: A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to

Buy on Barnes & Noble
Buy on Amazon

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She’d been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have…until he wasn’t beautiful anymore.

Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl’s love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior’s love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast where we discover that there is little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

I  am so in love with this book! I am realizing that it is very hard to review a book you love so much. I finished this book 4 days ago (with only taking one day to read it) and every time I go to review it I just can’t put anything into words. This book made me feel all the feels. I literally felt every emotion possible while reading this book. I have not cried so much or so hard while reading another book in my life! I would give this more than 5 stars if that was an option. It was one of those books that as I read the last line, I closed it, held it close to my heart and just sighed with a smile on my face. About 10 minutes later I got up to go tell my husband I was done reading and was about to cook dinner and as soon as I went to speak I started bawling. He must have thought I was crazy. He isn’t a reader so he doesn’t get it, hehe. Anything I say won’t do the book justice so I am not even going to try and get more detailed than what I have already written. Do yourself a favor and read this book. I own a copy so I will be happy to loan it out.

This is the second book by Amy I have read this year and both were phenomenal. I now have a new author on my favorites list with Amy. I can’t wait to read her other books!

Favorite Quotes:
“Everybody is a main character to someone. There are no minor characters.”

“Books allow you to be whoever you want to be, to escape yourself for a while.”

“You loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed, but in anticipation and appreciation.”

“It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that you aren’t going to be loved the way you want to be loved.”

“There are times when you just need to acknowledge the shit … You just need to acknowledge it. Face the shit … Accept the truth in it. Own it, wallow in it, become one with the shit.”

“Nobody or Nowhere? Fern: I’d rather be nobody at home than somebody somewhere else.
Ambrose: I’d rather be nowhere. Being nobody when you’re expected to be somebody gets old.
Fern: How would you know? Have you been nobody?
Ambrose: Everybody who is somebody becomes nobody the moment they fail.”

“I don’t think we get answers to every question. We don’t get all the whys. But I think when we look back to the end of our lives, if we do the best we can, and we will see that the things we begged God to take from us, the things we cursed him for, the things that made us turn our backs on him, are the things that were the biggest blessings, the biggest opportunities for growth.”

“There’s a lot I don’t understand… but not understanding is better than not believing”

“Because terrible things happen to everyone, Brosey. We’re all just so caught up in our own crap that we don’t see the shit everyone else is wading through.”

“Maybe we just don’t recognize the blessings that come as a result of terrible things.”

“The real thing, when done right, is always better than a daydream.”

“This last year I’ve felt like one of those snowflakes we used to make in school. The ones where you fold the paper a certain way and then keep cutting and cutting until the paper is shredded. That’s what I look like, a paper snowflake. And each hole has a name. And nobody, not you, not me, can fill the holes that someone else has left. All we can do is keep each other from falling in the holes and never coming out again.”

“I want your body. I want your mouth. I want your red hair in my hands. I want your laugh and your funny faces. I want your friendship and your inspirational thoughts. I want Shakespeare and Amber Rose novels … And I want you to come with me when I go.”

“And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can’t see. We believe that there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent that our bodies can’t contain it.”

“If God made all our faces, did he laugh when he made me?
Does he make the legs that cannot walk and eyes that cannot see?
Does he curl the hair upon my head ’til it rebels in wild defiance?
Does he close the ears of a deaf man to make him more reliant?
Is the way I look a coincidence or just a twist of fate?
If he made me this way, is it okay, to blame him for the things I hate?
For the flaws that seem to worsen every time I see a mirror,For the ugliness I see in me, for the loathing and the fear.
Does he sculpt us for his pleasure, for a reason I can’t see?
If God makes all our faces, did he laugh when he made me?”

You may also like


Iopidt August 5, 2021 - 11:47 am

cialis south africa price – <a href="[Link deleted]order tadalafil online 40mg

Lcjohg August 5, 2021 - 10:59 pm

tadalafil 20mg canada drug – <a href="[Link deleted]20mg price in south africa compare cialis

Zrdwhw August 7, 2021 - 4:43 pm

buy stromectol 6mg – <a href="[Link deleted]over the counter uk ivermectin 0.2mg

Eyhmad August 9, 2021 - 2:57 am

best online casino for money – <a href="[Link deleted]online usa real money casino games

Osaaqw August 10, 2021 - 4:51 pm

ed solutions – <a href="[Link deleted]ed pills how to cure erectile dysfunction at home

Wrpkpp August 12, 2021 - 1:28 am

canadian pharmacy prednisone – <a href="[Link deleted]60mg prednisone steroids

Pmyufh August 13, 2021 - 3:21 pm

canada pharmacy viagra – <a href="[Link deleted]can i buy viagra over the counter usa purchase viagra australia

Jnblzr August 15, 2021 - 3:25 am

3 tadalafil – <a href="[Link deleted]in usa pharmacy shop

Cycjsi August 16, 2021 - 5:20 pm

ivermectin without a doctor prescription – <a href="[Link deleted]of stromectol pill generic stromectol for humans

Wydhqb August 18, 2021 - 3:35 pm

ed pills no prescription – <a href="[Link deleted]drugs for ed the best ed pills

Suiuch August 21, 2021 - 4:26 pm

ipratropium albuterol – <a href="[Link deleted]cost uk ventolin 90

Rwxjth August 23, 2021 - 2:02 am

cytotec for sale to us – <a href="[Link deleted]for endometrial biopsy cytotec 50 mg

Cjymti August 24, 2021 - 2:06 pm

doxycycline 50 mg price uk – <a href="[Link deleted]doxycycline cheap buy doxycycline 100mg online usa

Fqrdtf August 25, 2021 - 11:06 pm

neurontin 100mg capsule price – <a href="[Link deleted]from canada without a prescription levothyroxine 75 mcg tablet

Ofcmro August 27, 2021 - 11:41 am

how can i buy viagra in us – 12.5 mg viagra daily

Ormtpf August 28, 2021 - 10:25 pm

canadianpharmacyworld com – buy cialis online with prescription

Mvcacx August 30, 2021 - 1:21 am

bayer vardenafil online – <a href="[Link deleted]vardenafil generic vardenafil online prescription

Raffwn August 31, 2021 - 3:30 pm

india ivermectin – <a href="[Link deleted]lotion ivermectin 12mg online

Sqjphg September 1, 2021 - 5:33 pm

prednisone 200 mg tablets – <a href="[Link deleted]20mg by mail without prescription prednisone online india

Utiduo September 2, 2021 - 9:36 pm

roaccutane without a prescription – <a href="[Link deleted]accutane online canadian pharmacy order accutane online australia

Xoprmm September 4, 2021 - 3:41 am

amoxicillin walgreens – <a href="[Link deleted]without a doctor‘s prescription antibiotics without a doctors prescription

Biwmer September 5, 2021 - 3:52 pm

medrol 8mg tablet – <a href="[Link deleted]without a prescription lyrica cost

Ekyggf September 6, 2021 - 8:21 pm

pay for assignment – <a href="[Link deleted]essay help mba essay service

Xeknyh September 8, 2021 - 2:00 am

brand viagra price – <a href="[Link deleted]cheap genuine viagra

Xshccz September 9, 2021 - 10:56 am

cialis pill cost – <a href="[Link deleted]now cialis 1000 mg

Xlovmu September 11, 2021 - 10:31 pm

oral ivermectin cost – <a href="[Link deleted]stromectol prices

Vpoafv September 13, 2021 - 12:12 am

prednisone generic brand name – <a href="[Link deleted]20 mg tablets coupon deltasone generic

Tryhlj September 14, 2021 - 3:42 am

furosemide 10 mg tablet – <a href="[Link deleted]clomid furosemide 20 mg over the counter

Mfexhd September 15, 2021 - 9:47 am

ventolin pills – <a href="[Link deleted]ventolin australia price

Awmnvr September 16, 2021 - 3:05 pm

cytotec for endometrial biopsy – <a href="[Link deleted]for labor induction can you buy cytotec over the counter

Zxxmon September 17, 2021 - 11:38 pm

generic for doxycycline – <a href="[Link deleted]25 mg australia price prednisolone tablets for sale uk

Rskcbx September 19, 2021 - 7:31 am

cheap stromectol – <a href="[Link deleted]human stromectol pills canada

Imxxpm September 20, 2021 - 11:37 am

ivermectin 9 mg – <a href="[Link deleted]us ivermectin 8 mg

Jkcnct September 21, 2021 - 4:33 pm

cheap sildenafil online – <a href="[Link deleted]online sildenafil

Grxamo September 22, 2021 - 11:16 pm

tadalafil generic date – <a href="[Link deleted]20 mg tadalafil dosage

Btqcdt September 24, 2021 - 3:48 am

accutane 40 mg price in india – <a href="[Link deleted]cost uk accutane tablets

Qyjohq September 25, 2021 - 6:30 am

help writing a paper for college – <a href="[Link deleted]help cheap paper writing services


Leave a Comment