Girl Overboard () is Justina Chen Headley’s second novel (following Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies) from ). The writing here is snappy. Adding to a category overrun with poor-little-rich-girl plotlines, Headley (Nothing But the Truth [and a few white lies]) crafts a tale that will stand. Justina Chen is a Taiwanese-American fiction writer and executive communications consultant. She is best known for her young-adult fiction, especially North of Beautiful (), A Blind Spot for Boys (), Girl Overboard (), and Nothing but the Truth A Book Talk with Justina Chen Headley and Alvina Ling (), retrieved.

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Want to Read saving…. However, in the end Syrah changed her views on her weight. This book is about a girl who struggles to keep being rich out of living a normal life.

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen

But then I began to get a feel for the character and realized how lonely she is. Syrah may seem about to give up on her dream, but she finds a way to combine her love of snowboarding with what she discovers are her many other assets, to help a new friend in need, and make her family proud of her.

I would recommend this book to my friend. It was a great read.

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Books by Justina Chen. It was a good uplifting read in its messageand I enjoyed it. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Only her ancient nanny, Bao Mu, brings any normalcy or comfort.


I had a hard time getting into it. She fills her days with school and manga drawings of a superheroine snowboarder named Shiraz. Age hooked back up with his ex, Natalia – a girl who just couldn’t stand the fact that he and Syrah were friends.

Her doctor says she is ready to resume normal activities and even some cautious snowboarding, but her globe-trotting parents have forbidden her participation in the only virl that makes giirl life worthwhile. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Jun 30, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 This book is just plain amazing.

Common, complicated teen issues with body image and first love allow young adults to identify with this decidedly tough but vulnerable character.

Nov 19, Sam rated it liked it.

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The main characters also do go on adventures. It turns out the answer is a lot.

Since I am very strong in my religion I am looked at differently and I don’t fit in as well. Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice. That’s the mark of good literature. I rate this book a 4 because I can relate to it and it made me think about similar situation I went through. I love how she changes throughout the story, but she has something I’ll call dry humor. She literally cried about not so pathetic life half the book. I can easily understand pingyin basically the cheat-cheat on pronunciation for lazy Americans.


And to top it all off, Ethan Cheng has announced his retirement and his intention to move the family to Hong Kong.

overbooard However, if you like oberboard irrelevant stories, hundreds of side birl, and a non-existent relationship between one of the most important figures in her life her best friend Ageyou know the way to the nearest bookstore. To be honest, I also thought that snowboarding was more of a guys sport. Dec 20, Ally rated it liked it. My favorite character is Lillian. Breaks The Gender Barrier – I know many people who think snowboarding is a “boys” sports.

Published January 1st by Little, Brown and Company. Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice.

Also, if you are over 16 and are able to donate bone marrow. Xi and Xi may be referring to a whole bunch of words, like four or death. I liked how Syrah changed through the course of the book, how she came to overbiard someone I could like, someone I could respect.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I was feeling guilty that I hadn’t picked it up yet, that I’d waited so long, and really I just wanted to clear off that corner of