Tuesday, September 29, 2009

North to Beautiful

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Description from the book slip:
She's tall, blond, and has an eviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people noticeis her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her small, stifling town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed offcourse by her controlling father. When an unexpected collison puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsom but quirky Goth boy immediately challeneges 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?

I'm having a hard time if I liked this book or not. To describe the father as "controlling" was a little too vague. Abusive would have fit better. This is the main problem with the book. It was very heavy and I didn't like most of the characters in the books. They were constantly making the wrong choices. Terra drove me a little crazy and how she was thinking Erik was the best she could do. I'm complaining about this book a lot, but it did catch my attention. I was having some issues putting it down cause I needed to know that Terra was going to stop being so stupid with her choices. Once you get past the depressing beginning of the book and make it to part two, it gets hard to put down.

The coolest thing about this book is the geocaching! Always interesting.

I give the book a 6/10

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