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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They don’t just survive their 40,foot descent. I like chick-lit, but not intense chick-lit, like Gossip Girls or The Clique series. 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. Also, if you are over 16 and are able to donate bone marrow. I would recommend this book to my friend. Author Justina Chen Headley shows her readers what truly lies beneath the glittery surface of a girl who has it all, but learns that family, friendship, and love can surprise us all.

Bao-mu, Syrah’s dedicated nanny, has announced that she is leaving to go help her granddaughter with her new baby.

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. Account Options Sign in.

She was the best character in the whole novel, I felt. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire: It made my heart melt!

Every book has so many facets that I learn something new with each re-read. Syrah’s parents are not very supportive o Do you want to read a book about a teenage girl who has everything?


View all 5 comments. Most of us probably don’t know about snowboarding. Girl Overboard is one of the best coming of age books I have ever read.

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Syrah the main character loves snowboarding. She has her own set of problems, whether it is with her family or her friends. Age hooked back up with his ex, Natalia – a girl who just couldn’t stand the fact that he and Syrah were friends.

There’s a lot of good stuff in the book I mean good lessonsbut it can be overwhelming to the point of them just giving you an old man’s advice on his death bed. Jun 30, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Believe me this story is going to blow your minds off, and make you realize that everything is in your power and you have the right to create your own identity. At its core though, Girl Overboard is about 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.

Your opinion about this? Another problem I had was that the narrative was a little bogged down by all of these ridiculous similes and metaphors. I thought the guy was selfish, annoying, and really not worth Syrah’s time at all: Feb 25, Nancy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The book tackled self discovery, healing, friendships, familial relationships, the meaning of life, love – and did it successfully. Her father, Ethan Cheng, made the cell phone what it is today.

overgoard Pro’s Interesting premise – We all read that rich girls have it all. I enjoyed reading about Syrah’s life, and how she tackled her fears. Great Character Development – Like stated above, Syrah changed her ways, and her opinion on what matters the most like peoples’s opinion of her looks.


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Is it really necessary to incorporate so many characters, stories and messages in one novel? As appealing as that sounds, it ain’t the life for her. I would recommend Girl Giel to any young adult who enjoys reading books. Mar 05, Christie rated it liked it. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book. As I said, despite the flirty cover, this is a surprisingly deep and overboarc book.

The story is about a girl, Syrah Cheng, that is struggling to figure out the problems of her and her family’s life. Her best friend’s girlfriend is trying to overbaord up their friendship, and she also has a border line crush on him.

Jan 15, Ash R. 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. And that’s another reason to not read this book: Preview — Girl Overboard by Justina Chen. Any romantic discussion is more focused on Syrah trying to be herself, and whether or not if she necessarily needs someone to fulfill herself.

Syrah dreams of getting sponsors and becoming a snowboarding star. I don’t remember his last name. Poor little rich girl is definitely the characterization here until she decides otherwise.

No matter how good their tricks are, how high their jumps go, the pro snowboarding girls have got to work their sex appeal, watch their figures, stay in shape in season and out. It’s boring in the middle part of the book.