Thursday, October 30, 2008

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Grade: 5/5
Summary: Syrah was injured in a snowboarding accident. Her dream is to become a Pro-Snowboarder. Her family is unsupportive. Her father, Ethan Cheung, made the cell phone of today. Her mother, Betty Cheung, is both a fashionista and do charity fundraising. All she want to do is be on the slopes with her best friend, Age,but he is too busy with his new boyfriend.
She soon befriends Lillan, an energetic and kid person. That spends most of her time at Seattle Children's Hospital. Lillan's sister, Amanda, has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant or she'll die.
Syrah and Lillan organize a Charity Snowboarding Event to help spread awareness for bone marrow transplant and the fact that everyone should register for it
Notes: This book is just plain amazing. It hit my heart strings. For those that don't know this, I am a patient at Seattle Children's Hospital. I have a immunological problem,where I am always at the doctors. I have seen some of these kids that are too young to not be playing with their friends or at school. It literally breaks my heart. I also like the plot and the fact that this book tackles such deep issues. I recommend reading this as soon as possible.
Also, if you are over 16 and are able to donate bone marrow. Please register, you could save someone's life.
Love Sarah.


  1. As you may have guessed, I loved this book too! :)

    Oh, I wanted to drop you a line about the request because I didn't want you to be upset - I keep it private and don't have a lot of people there because of that. Please don't be upset!

  2. It is fine, LW.
    Happy Halloween, by the way.

  3. I have to do a project on this book because I havn't read any others recently. I don't remember it that clearly because I read it 4 months ago. I need to get DIRECT quotes from the book describing her inner thoughs AND what others think of her. Can anyone help? Even one qoute would make a HUGE difference. Please please help!!!


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