New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of North of Beautiful

North of Beautiful

(2009)
A novel by

 
Born with a port-wine stain birthmark covering her entire right cheek, Terra Rose Cooper is ready to leave her stifling, small Washington town where everyone knows her for her face. With her critical, reproachful father and an obese mother who turns to food to deflect her father's verbal attacks, home life for Terra isn't so great either. Fueled by her artistic desires, she plans to escape to an East Coast college, thinking this is her true path. When her father intercepts her acceptance letter, Terra is pushed off-course, and she is forced to confront her deepest insecurities. After an ironically fortuitous car accident, Terra meets Jacob, a handsome but odd goth Chinese boy who was adopted from China as a toddler. Jacob immediately understands Terra's battle with feeling different. When Terra's older brother invites her and her mother to visit him in Shanghai, Jacob and his mother also join them on their journey, where they all not only confront the truth about themselves, but also realize their own true beauty. North of Beautiful is the engaging third YA novel by Justina Chen Headley. This is a gorgeously-written, compelling book featuring universal themes of defining true beauty, family bonds, personal strength, and love.

 
Similar Books by other authors...


Monster
Walter Dean Myers

Wintergirls
Laurie Halse Anderson

Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys

Saving Francesca
Melina Marchetta
 

Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: North of Beautiful (A Justina Chen Novel)
Author(s): Justina Chen Headley
ISBN: 0-316-02505-4 / 978-0-316-02505-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: North of Beautiful (A Justina Chen Novel)
Author(s): Justina Chen
ISBN: 0-316-02506-2 / 978-0-316-02506-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: North of Beautiful (A Justina Chen Novel)
Author(s): Justina Chen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



Search for