Tuesday, January 27, 2009

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Rating: 5/5
Terra Rose Cooper is tall, fit, and blonde. On the left side of her face, she has a port wine stain. The birthmark is about the size of a palm. It is not some blemish that you can easily cover. People have stopped and stared, creating a ruckus in her life. This is one feature that Terra would love to be without and she hides it under layers of make up.
Another flaw in her other wise perfect life, is her controlling father. He is cruel to his mother and belittles each flaw. Terra just wants to escape and she can not wait to escape to a college on the east coast. The problem is that her father will not pay. In a crash of fate, Terra meets Jacob, a goth Chinese boy that she can't seem to get out of her mind. The only problem is that Terra has a boyfriend, that she can't really connect with.
With the help of Jacob, her mother, and a little orphan, Terra discovers what True Beauty is and what it means to her.
I found this book, to be appealing and splendidly written. I could relate to Terra, because I have had my insecurities about how pale I was and weight. I also like the aspects of Geo-caching, and I really want to try it, now. I also loved the vast number of themes that you can find in this book and how it will easily cheer you up. Terra's voice is astounding and real. Jacob was such a great boy and I loved him Justina Chen Headley's book just keep on getting better and I can not wait to read from her. If you can not tell, I highly recommend this book
Happy Reading, Sarah.


  1. Yay! I'm a little more than half way through reading the book! Haven't seen a little orphan yet! I love the idea of geo-caching too! I'll definitely be doing some research about it!

  2. I keep hearing about Geo-caching and letterboxing! One of my friends went hiking looking for some geo-chaches (She found a few!).

  3. Nice review. It sounds really good, and i love the title.


  4. Sounds good. I love Justina's writing!

  5. LOVED North of Beautiful, Sarah! Thanks so much for sharing the joy...

  6. Thank you so much for reading my book and taking the time out to review it! Your words mean so much to me, Sarah. Go geocaching. It is so much fun.


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