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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rgz Street Team: Miss Erin reviews North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Miss Erin reviews North of Beautiful by our own Diva Justina Chen Headley!

Trying to describe all that this book is about is difficult... it encompasses so much. It's about a girl named Terra and the birthmark on her face that has made her life so ugly. It's about a girl longing to be free, and wishing for someone to give her permission to be so. It's about relationships - the one you have with yourself, and the ones you have with others. It's about what the word "beauty" really means . . . and how that's not such a simple term to define.

Justina Chen Headley has crafted a truly stellar novel in North of Beautiful. She managed meticulously the delicate balance of mixing dark with light in her story. Her talent for weaving various themes and imagery throughout a book is brilliant. It's a story that overwhelms you with truth; both characters and story ring with a painful, sweet honesty. The book made me cry...

To read the rest of Miss Erin's review, click here.

7 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Wonderful!!!!!

Little Willow said...

Beautiful book, great review!

Nancy said...

Nice review, Miss Erin!

Justina Chen Headley said...

Thank you, Miss Erin. I am so honored.

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