North Of Beautiful by Justina ChenNorth Of Beautiful by Justina Chen

North Of Beautiful

byJustina Chen

Paperback | February 17, 2010

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As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You're the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face?

It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper.

She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?

Written in lively, artful prose, award-winning author Justina Chen Headley has woven together a powerful novel about a fractured family, falling in love, travel, and the meaning of true beauty.
Justina Chen Headley's life were a map, it would be dotted with destinations from around the world. Despite her ability to get lost anywhere, she revels in traveling and has lived inAustraliaandChina. Her first young adult novel,Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies),won the 2007 Asian Pacific American Award for Youth Literature....
Title:North Of BeautifulFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 17, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316025062

ISBN - 13:9780316025065

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a lovely read. This story is such a great coming of age book, reminding readers that beauty lies within and that we hold the power to view all sorts of beautiful things in life.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from truly lovely I've read this book more times than I can count and each time feels like the first - all over again. This novel encompasses a journey of self-love and self-acceptance; Chen's gentle writing style will place you in Terra's shoes with the turn of each page.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from North of Beautiful Absolutely awesome book about the different types of beauty and society. Terra is very well developed as an insecure teenager discovering herself. Love it :)
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Beautiful! An incredibly emotional journey, brilliantly writen. From the beggining to the end, I loved everything about this book - even the parts that made sad.
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from North of beautiful Slow at the beginning but still a great book
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for young and old. This book was fantastic. The writing was phenomenal and this story had a beautiful message behind it. I recommend this book to all. It is a great read about a young girl learning to love herself, flaws and all.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful story This story truly is a winner. I could not put it down when I started. It was like the story was woven together with no mistakes or errors. It talked about how wonderful inner beauty is and how outer beauty shouldn't always be focused on.
Date published: 2011-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling. Justina’s book NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL is definitely intelligent, compelling and brings something fresh to the table. I picked it up at my local library and honestly could not put it down! The novel puts forth a message that everyone can connect with and was overall beautifully written.
Date published: 2010-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching I enjoyed this book. It took me a while to get into it, I didn't really enjoy the first part, but my determination paid off. I loved the middle section and liked the end part. Although, I didn't like how they left the ending kind of open. They don't really tell us what happens to the main characters, if they end up together. I know it is pretty much implied that they do, but I still would have like it to be expanded on a bit. This book is about not letting people push you around or make you fell any less than you are. It's about finding strength in yourself and being able to love yourself, flaws and all. I liked how Terra's mom was finally able to stand up for herself at the end of the book. I also liked how the realtionship between Terra and Jacob developed slowly over time. They really got to know each other. Overall, a good read!
Date published: 2010-04-27