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Feb 24, 2017

Some Books Ago: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

This week, I want you to remember NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen. 
I discovered this book when I realized the picture from the cover is the same as the one in Evermore by Alyson Noel. I didn't know anything about the book, but all the reviews I've read are great. I still haven't read it, but I hope I can. It sounds so good.
Check it out! 

It was published on February 1st 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


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.


  1. I remember enjoying the book (a bittersweet story) and the cover is so beautiful!

  2. I remember this one! I read Evermore and I remember thinking that the covers looked so similar. I'd not read this one though I remember seeing it in the library every time I went (years ago). If you read this book, I hope you enjoy it!

    Have a lovely week, Lis. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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