Thursday, January 6, 2011
North of Beautiful By: Justina Chen Headley
5 out of 5 stars!
Terra Cooper has all the makings of what society calls a "beautiful" girl, she's tall, blonde, skinny, and has an awesome body. If it wasn't for the Port Wine stain that consumes half her face she would be perfect. Until Terra meets Jacob a goth boy who she's believes is anything but her type. Jacob takes her on an adventure that changes her views on life, what the true meaning of beauty is, and so much more.
This book is extraordinary, it really shakes you and opens your eyes to what true beauty is, and how society loses sight of that on a constant basis. It was fresh, and witty, and i loved every minute of this book.
The characters were all unique and i liked all of them. They all played an important role in the unfolding of the story, and i can see why she made the characters the way they were. Although some of them were annoying, or pompous, i understand there was a reasoning behind it that made sense within the storyline.
The plot was fast paced, and i wasn't bored, i liked the constant change of scenery and the storyline kept me interested. I also loved the concept of the caches (which was something i've never heard of prior to this novel) but i felt that gave the story another layer that really added to it's uniqueness!