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As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You're the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face?

It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper.

She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges 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?

Written in lively, artful prose, award-winning author Justina Chen Headley has woven together a powerful novel about a fractured family, falling in love, travel, and the meaning of true beauty.

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North of Beautiful
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North of Beautiful
July 24th, 2014
Absolutely awesome book about the different types of beauty and society. Terra is very well developed as an insecure teenager discovering herself. Love it :)
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Truly Beautiful!
June 29th, 2014
An incredibly emotional journey, brilliantly writen. From the beggining to the end, I loved everything about this book - even the parts that made sad.
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North of beautiful
May 15th, 2014
Slow at the beginning but still a great book
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