I'm almost certain my eyes lived in pools of tears through this whole book. If it wasn't sad, it was the happy kind of sad. However, I also cry at commercial's that show compassion... so most likely you won't cry as much as I did.
Normally as a reader I shy away from any book that is "sad" but I don't think you should shy away from this book. It was very touching and left a mark that I want to keep with me. I've only heard of a face transplant in passing before and when I read the back of this book, I didn't think about it like that. I thought of it as some other worldly paranormal thing. But it isn't paranormal at all, it's very real. Alyssa Sheinmel does an excellent job of letting the reader experience first hand how to grieve and move forward.
The only thing I didn't like about the book but came to understand later is why she pushes her boyfriend away. Though this has romance in it, it is not a romantic book. This book is about learning to love yourself even after a horrible, disfiguring accident.