North Of BeautifulBy Justina Chen Headly
Terra Cooper is marked with a big port wine birthmark on her cheek. This makes her ugly in her own eyes, and, she thinks, in everyone elses'. Shes also stuck tiptoeing around her father and his temper, and dealing with her mother who hides behind her fat, and food. Everything changes though when she meets Jacob, a goth kid her life collides into. Terra has to figure out what she really wants, and who both her, and her whole family really are.
Sounds cheesy right? Girl has flaw, and flawed life, girl meets boy, girl falls in love, story ends? Well maybe it is cheesy, but in a good way. This is the kinda book that will make you forget about yourself for a little. Its not too sad and upsetting, nor suspenseful, nor scary, not too cheesy, not too teenage girl wrote it lovey, but just the right amount of everything. well maybe not scary. I didn't find any of that in it. I loved this book, in the way where I want a good book, but don't want something with.. too much commitment. Its a good book, but you will be able to put it down, you can relate pretty easily, You could leave it for a few days, and still come back to it remembering everything that went on. I love it, and I'm sure any other teenage girl would. I'd say a reading level of maybe 14 and up? So voila and easy reading!
Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥