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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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To view it, click here. In my opinion this book teaches me a life lesson that through determination and willpower you can create your own identity that shows your true self not the untrue version of your self. What’s the point of reducing life to a question of survival, as if our time on Earth is some ordeal to be endured? Age is Syrah’s best friend who is easily influenced by his girlfriend to stop hanging out with Syrah which also helps bring out unspoken emotions between the two best friends.

Any romantic discussion is more focused on Syrah trying to be herself, and whether or not if she necessarily needs someone to fulfill herself.

Return to Book Page. Dec 25, Emma Miss Print rated it really liked it.

Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend’s girlfriend is ruining their friendship, and her own so-called Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. I was feeling guilty that I hadn’t picked it up yet, that I’d waited so long, and really I just wanted to clear off that corner of Even her favorite sport is also leading her into emotional ruin. Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend’s girlfriend is ruining their friendship, and her own so-called boyfriend is only after her for her father’s name.

Syrah wants to be more than 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.


It’s rare to find a book about a female involved in sports. Pingyin gets confusing when it’s without the accent marks. I rated this book one star because I just did not like it. I didn’t like the love interest, and I din’t like how Syrah, and him ended up falling in love. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire: Although the author strives to leave the reader with positive messages at the end of the book, these cliches are overshadowed by the shallowness of the rest of the story.

I thought there would be a lot more snowboarding in this book then there was; it’s mainly in the beginning chapters and the last ones.

Jun 30, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: When her broken heart birl 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?

The end of the middle got much better, Syrah came back. It is the typical uncomfortable and pressuring family members that bring out the issues about relationships and just how high expectations can be.

Girl Overboard

Every book has so many facets that I learn something new with each re-read. Overall, I tried to enjoy Girl Overboard, but there was some major flaws that I found with it.


Her father, Ethan Cheng, made the cell phone what it is today. Nov 13, Sharupa Azmal rated it it was amazing. Jul 30, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Most of us probably don’t know about snowboarding.

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Or maybe not, because it’s a four hundred page book that is sort of boring. It would had been helpful if the author conveniently placed a glossary in the front head,ey the book. Please provide an email address. However, if you like little irrelevant stories, hundreds of side messages, and a non-existent relationship between one of the most important figures in her life her best friend Ageyou know the way to the nearest bookstore.

I had to return the heqdley to the library to like her. This book is about a girl who struggles to keep being rich out of living a normal life. She fills her days with school and manga drawings of a superheroine snowboarder named Shiraz.


Justina Chen

As appealing as oveeboard sounds, it ain’t the life for her. 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. Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice. But then I began to get a feel for the character and realized how lonely she is.

She’s a unique girl, with a heart of gold. At its core though, Girl Overboard is juustina a girl who has found herself adrift and, while trying to get her own bearings, realizes she can help those around her at the same time. Of course, there wasn’t any character that died in the book.

She wants to be able to do things regular people do. Do you want to read a book about a teenage girl who has everything? Syrah comes up with the idea for having a snowboarding benefit to raise money for the children in the hospital. Syrah knows better than most that appearances can be deceiving. Only her ancient nanny, Bao Mu, brings any normalcy or comfort.

Age is Syrah’s best friend who is easily influenced by his girlfriend to stop hanging out with Syrah which also helps bring out unspoken The story is about a girl, Syrah Cheng, that is struggling to figure out the problems of her and her family’s life.

Syrah was overbaord in a snowboarding accident.

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It hit my heart strings. All she want to do is be on the slopes with her best friend, Age,but he is too busy with his new boyfriend. This book does involve snowboarding so if any one likes this sport read this book. Okay, I’ll admit it.