Girl Overboard (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Jan 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire: a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboards. But most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold. 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. When her broken heart results 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?

Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice. Her first novel, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) was a Border's Original Voices nominee, a Book Sense pick, and received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly: "Headley makes an impressive debut with this witty, intimate novel."
  

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It had a really good plot and was just superb! - Goodreads
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User Review  - Melanie Greene - Goodreads

There were a couple of places, emotional high points, that were skirted around instead of shown, and that was disappointing, because overall this is a book with a strong viewpoint and an immediately ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I wasn't thrilled with the start of this book. The dialogue was weak, and the story wasn't gripping me. I was disappointed because I'd liked Chen's other books so much. But by the middle of the book I ... Read full review

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Justina Chen Headley grew up near Buffalo, NY and San Francisco. After attending Stanford University she spent time in New York and Sydney, Australia before settling near Seattle, Washington, where she currently lives with her two children. This is Justina's second YA novel. Her first, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), was a Book Sense pick, and her third novel, North of Beautiful, garnered critical acclaim with three starred reviews.

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