Genre: YA Contemporary
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.
Why I Read this Book
The thing that led me to this book was two-fold: 1) browsing the available e-books on my library’s online website, and 2) noticing this one was available and falling in love with the beautiful cover. My main goal was trying to figure out how to read library books on my new Kobo.
One of the best things about my new Kobo is that I can take out library books on it. That’s not to say that I’m only going to take out library books (since I adore the ladies at my local library), but it sure is a nice option.
Naturally, once I figured out how exactly to do this, I had to take out a few books just to make sure it worked. Justina Chen Headley’s book, North of Beautiful, was one of them. I didn’t even really know what it was about when I took it out, but was surprised that it really wasn’t like the typical YA books I had been reading as of late. Continue reading