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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Return to Book Page. The whole snowboarding premise seemed really interesting to me because I tried snowboarding once and I fell about a million times.

It shows how a person can overcome their problems by using their resources. Their bodies, not just their skills, make them marketable: Pingyin gets confusing when it’s without the accent marks. The worst part of having it all is having to deal with it all–the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. Bringing in references to people. It was a good uplifting read in its messageand I enjoyed it.

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen

Common, complicated teen jkstina with body image and first love allow young adults to identify with this decidedly tough but vulnerable character. It was already enough for a book to be four hundred pages, but to have the story go slow?

Or maybe not, because it’s a four hundred page book that is sort of boring. The book takes a long time to start.


This overbowrd is really touching and inspiring. Syrah dreams of getting sponsors and becoming a snowboarding star. This tragically awesome story of Syrah and her out-of-control world is one of the best works by Justina Chen Headley. Refresh and try again. They revel in their fall, that harrowing, sweeping adventure that shapes them.

Girl Overboard

It is hard to feel sorry for Syrah because she is so wealthy but she is a strong female character. Her so-called boyfriend was only after last name, and then upon realizing it was a goose chase, dumped her flat. Her boyfriend, a fop who only tries hard to impress Syrah’s parents instead of her and breaks her heart.

Preview — Girl Overboard by Justina Chen. She was the best character in the whole novel, I felt.

GIRL OVERBOARD by Justina Chen Headley | Kirkus Reviews

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to firl Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. What Syrah doesn’t know is how to change any of that, especially when she’s been deceiving herself for so long. Jul 30, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Headley has once again put life into a girl that possesses some unique qualities that will also be relatable to most teenagers.

This is also my Writing Arts Review. Books by Justina Chen. She is very strong and would do anything to save her family. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before.

My favorite part of the book is when her mother and father suprise her with her birthday gifts because she realizes that her parents do care about her. Syrah knows better than most that appearances c If nothing else, the Chengs know how to save face. It’s a coming of age novel heavy on the whine in the opening chapters. Of c I love those quotation marks at the end of the synopsis. They don’t just survive their 40,foot descent. It begins so whiny and angsty. I was expecting scenes and scenes of her flying down the mountain or something.


Lillian has a sister Amanda who has leukemia. She and her best friend, Age, would cruise the mountains like the rich girls would cruise in the Que Syrah Syrah Syrah is at a point in her life where after her accident she isn’t sure whether she trusts herself enough to continue to pursue her dreams of professional snowboarding.

I know I don’t, partially because I live in the area where no one knows how to snowboard. 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?

In this book the author Justina really describes the emotions of Syrah and how she feels that she is not known as someone who she truly wants to be. She’s caring and cautious.

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