And there it was again, the
troubling notion that I barely knew the people I loved.
girl Rebecca Muir has long known exactly what she wants to do after high
school: attend the prestigious architecture program at Columbia University,
3000 miles away from her home. But as the end of school nears, things are no
longer so clear cut-she's just fallen in love with the perfect guy, Jackson; her
dad has gotten a new job in New York, so her whole family is following her to
the east coast; and she's having trouble ignoring her premonition that
something terrible is coming.
soon becomes clear why: shortly after the move, her father reveals that he's
leaving them, and Rebecca is left to pick up the pieces of her former life.
When everything can change in an instant, Reb doesn't know what path to follow
or whom to trust--and she must begin to search for what she really wants to do with her life.
Justina Chen, the acclaimed
author of North of Beautiful, has
created a moving and powerful story about the struggle that comes from
betrayal, the uncertainty of life after high school, and the joy that
ultimately comes from discovering what's truly in your heart.
Praise for North of Beautiful: * "Headley's finely crafted novel traces a teen's uncharted quest to find beauty...Rewarding."
—Publisher's Weekly, starred review
* "Look out, Sarah Dessen. You may have met your match in Headley."
—Kirkus, starred review
Justina Chen is the author of Return to Me, North of Beautiful,Girl Overboard, and Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies). While the Pacific Northwest is her home base, Justina feels equally at home wherever she goes with her pen, journal, and coconut black tea. Her website is justinachen.com.