Going into Making Faces, all we knew was what we had gleamed from the synopsis and went in with no preconceived opinions. On that note we implore reviewers to please allow our fellow readers to acquaint themselves with this story the way the author intended it, without spoilers. It is for that reason our review will not go into detail about the story. What I will say is that you will not meet more loveable and extraordinary characters as Ambrose, Fern, Bailey and all supporting characters in Making Faces and you will be hard pressed to read such a moving and inspirational story such as this.
Making Faces has an incredible heart. The characters all had incredible hearts. Amy Harmon gave us a piece of her heart. And for this, I am thankful, and I will treat it with the care it so rightly deserves to receive and I urge you to do the same.
Ambrose Young was beautiful. 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 a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.