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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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Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend’s girlfriend is dhen their friendship, and her own so-called boyfriend is only after her for her father’s name. Unfortunately, all the splendor and wealth surrounding Syrah leave her feeling uncomfortable and unloved. But it has its advantages in a way too–when Syrah decides she wants to be a part of her family and use everything to get what she wants. Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl.

Most of us probably don’t know about snowboarding. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book.

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen

But most of what glitters in her life is fool’s gold. In this novel Headley spends a lot of time in Syrah’s head, partly because the book is narrated in the first person, but also because Syrah is a solitary creature–especially after her Accident. Also, I kinda sorta maybe wanted to see more with Syrah and Bao-mu. It’s like “Someone please kill me now” or “I’m going to cheat on this book by reading something else.


But as the story progresses, Syrah learns that before you can ask for help you have to think you deserve it.

She’s a unique girl, with a heart of gold. Additionally, Justina co-founded readergirlz, a cutting-edge literacy and social media project for teens, which won the National Book Foundation’s Award for Innovations in Reading.

It shows how a person can overcome their problems by using their resources.

Syrah really enjoys snowboarding but after a run in the back country, Syrah damaged her knee and had to have pins put in. Feb 25, Nancy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Syrah Cheng has everything- the Ethan Cheng life, money, and almost anything she wants. Designer clothes, shoes, bags, dresses etc My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Her family is unsupportive. Heck, I should had skipped to the end and read that part instead of reading the entire story.


She soon befriends Lillan, an energetic and kid person. When you think about it, it’s not a bad way to approach life. Her father, Ethan Cheng, made the cell phone what it is today. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Three out giro Five -ofpaperandwords. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. What looks like a fluffy, winter-vacation romance about girl snowboarders is actually a fairly deep and thought-provoking study of a girl learning to stand on her own and embracing her family, warts and all.

Please register, you could save someone’s life. It’s a nice read however, especially if your hillside. Jan 12, Laura rated it liked chenn Shelves: Girl Overboard is full of surprises.


Jun 30, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, Syrah has mostly everything a teenager could ever wish for except that her family doesn’t care or even support her. Buenos dias everybody I’m newcomer to this forum. But then I began to get heavley feel for the character and realized how lonely she is.

All she want to do is be on the slopes with her best friend, Age,but he is too busy with his new boyfriend. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Preview — Girl Overboard by Justina Chen. Nov 19, Sam rated it liked it. Also she uses a ton of sensory imagery to describe what Syrah looks like and how her physical traits are I would rate the book Girl Overboard 5 stars.

This is Justina’s second YA novel. On somethings I saw how she solved her problems with the mistakes she made taught me not to do it. When her broken heart results in a snowboarding accident that exiles her from the mountains-the one place where she feels free and accepted for who she is, not what she has-can Syrah rehab both her busted-up knee, and her broken heart?