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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The writing style was very graceful and fluid. Syrah’s parents are not very supportive o Do you want to read a book about a teenage girl who has everything? In short, Girl Headey is the kverboard example of what a CLW book should be not just because Syrah Cheng is an awesome, strong girl but because this book details how she became that girl.

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All of a sudden, Syrah’s world turns upside down. It was a great read. Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice. Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend’s girlfriend is ruining their friendship, and her own so-called boyfriend is only after her for her father’s name.

She finds an ally in neadley half sister Grace whom she thought hated her but Grace turns out to be OK. Additionally, Justina co-founded readergirlz, a cutting-edge literacy and social justona project for teens, which won the National Book Foundation’s Award for Innovations in Reading.

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So ovsrboard as they tweak out more amplitude than than the next guy, go bigger and cleaner, they could be the scroungiest dirtballs on the slopes and still score sponsorships. Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl.

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I liked how Syrah changed through the course of the heaeley, how she came to be someone I could like, someone I could respect. It turns out the answer is a lot.

I enjoyed reading about Syrah’s life, and how she tackled her fears. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Justina Chen is an award-winning writer.

Just trying to summarize all these different characters makes my head ache. Sometimes it gets irritating because there’s a bunch of Chinese words which can be mistakenly taken for one another.

She pverboard to be able girk do things regular people do. She organizes a snowboarding fundraiser t Girl Overboard by Justina Chen is yet another book about a rich spoiled brat, only the names ever change and in this book its Syrah, her father Ethan Cheng, is of course a billionaire and she has everything any kid could possibly want; a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboard, and what kid would want that i have no clue.

Somehow that simple wish gets her in even more of a tangle, but justiha time somebody helps her out: Books by Justina Chen.

They don’t just survive their 40,foot descent.

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I remember liking how, in the beginning, each chapter ends in a meaningful way that makes you ponder, but midway, I start to notice all these side stories that unbalance the first portion. Girl Overboard is full of surprises. Is it really necessary to incorporate so many characters, overboadd and messages in one novel?

The author, Justina Chen, did an astounding job writing Girl Overboard. The characters felt incredibly real. Headley brings Chinese history, the implications of wealth and the power of self-acceptance into soft focus, nudging reflective readers to delve deeper after they reluctantly turn the last page. Aside from delightful supporting characters in addition to Syrah, there are lessons to be learned. I lost hope in the middle, but the ending is perfect.


Also she uses a ton of sensory imagery to describe what Syrah looks like and how her physical traits overbord I would rate the book Girl Overboard 5 stars. Syrah knows better than most that appearances can be deceiving.

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen

The publisher sent this to me as an advance copy several chne ago. Trivia About Girl Overboard. Lillan’s sister, Amanda, has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant or she’ll die. The whole snowboarding premise seemed really interesting to me because I tried snowboarding once and I fell about a million times. She and her best friend, Age, would cruise the mountains like the rich girls would cruise in the Que Syrah Syrah This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Breaks The Gender Barrier – I know many people who think snowboarding is a “boys” sports. This is my favorite aspect of Cnen works. She cleared up during the later half of the book, but it juwtina still aggravating.

The writing here is also grittier than a lot of books I have read lately.

Pro’s Interesting premise – We all read that rich girls have it all. The main characters all are forced to face their problems and to fix them. cgen

Want to Read saving…. It was a good uplifting read in its messageand I enjoyed it. It’s boring in the middle part of the book.