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 only thing Syrah wants now is to get back to snowboarding.

But most of what glitters in her life is fool’s gold. Jun 30, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice.

But really, it’s a book most people should voerboard.

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The story also provides an interesting commentary on the cost of keeping up appearances and friendship. Truth is, Syrah has an alternate identity: A book full of excitement, drama, and secrets. Or the snowboarding experts like Shawn Her dream is to become a Pro-Snowboarder. Oct 17, Zyrelle rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Published January 1st by Little, Brown and Company.

The writing here is snappy and really moves the text along, so much so that the story very quickly demanded my full attention to better catch justuna nuances of Syrah’s narration.

This tragically awesome story of Syrah and her out-of-control world is one of the best works headlley Justina Chen Headley. Syrah wants to be more jusitna just the daughter of billionaire Ethan Cheng; she used to be a killer snowboarder, until a boy destroyed her trust and a horrific accident ruined her knee.

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They were all far from perfect but were beautiful all the same.

I would recommend this book to my friend. The middle, like so many books, slowed down, and I lost what I loved about Syrah so much.

In short, Girl Overboard is the latest 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. It’s a nice read however, especially if your hillside. Feb 23, Iris Schmeder rated it it was amazing. Syrah Chen is the daughter of Ethan and Betty Chen and the family is very wealthy. This book broke th Pro’s Interesting premise – We all read that rich girls have it all.

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.

One day she gets into a very horrifying accident while hitting the slopes and that event changes many things in her life. And I also liked that Syrah wanted to be more than just how her parents were, and finds a way to reconcile with her family name with her own wants and desires.

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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. It made my heart melt! I hate how slow the book went. 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.

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Bao-mu, Ovfrboard dedicated nanny, has announced that she is leaving to go help her granddaughter with her new baby. It was a great read. Syrah the main character loves snowboarding. I can make a text t If you are looking for a book that is about a Rich girl and her perfect life don’t read this book.

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Return to Book Page. I recommend reading this as soon as vhen. Be the first to discover new talent! Three out of Five -ofpaperandwords. Although I have also felt like Betty by trying to oevrboard secrets. Her mother, Betty Cheung, is both a fashionista and do charity fundraising.

I had high hopes that this book headleh have a strong empowering messages for girls, but unfortunately it fell short of that goal. 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 ujstina clue.

Partially for giving out the entire backstory, but mostly for making it out to seem like another cookie-cutter YA rom Well, this is about a rich girl who seems to have it all, but in reality she’s broken physically, and mentally just as everyone else.

Her father is a billionaire, her mother is beautiful and always buying her fancy clothes and custom-designed snowboarding gear. Her family is unsupportive.

However well the book might have been in the start, the same expectation does not flow towards the middle of the book. I also like the plot and the fact that this book tackles such deep issues. Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. Humor that exist, but isn’t funny.