Walden Award

November 17, 2010By justinaALAN, Kristin Cashore, North of Beautiful, Walden Award No Comments

A humble thank you to the Adolescent Literature Action Network (ALAN) for naming  NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL as one of the finalists for the 2010 Walden Award. ALAN’s members are among the most influential (and rocking cool) librarians, reviewers, professors, and high school educators in the country.  I am profoundly disappointed that I had to cancel … Read More

Move Over, Twilight

July 11, 2009By justinaDreamer Reader, North of Beautiful, Twilight 4 Comments

How sweet is The Dreamer Reader’s review of NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL? “Oh my freakin’ goodness, what can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before?! The characters are amazingly real, the writing is pitch-perfect, and it just resonated with me. It is truly awesome and even when I’m old and on my death … Read More

VOYA: North of Beautiful Review

May 19, 2009By justinaNorth of Beautiful, VOYA 5 Comments

This just in from my editor, a review of NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL from VOYA: “Headley’s characters, both adult and teen, are complex, nuanced, and intriguingly intertwined. Particularly powerful is the depiction of Terra’s growing recognition of her own artistic drive and their deepening connection through her mother’s mirrored recognition of personal worth. The primary metaphors … Read More

North of Beautiful: Reviews

April 19, 2009By justinaJen Robinson, North of Beautiful, Story Siren 4 Comments

Awww…I’m just so touched by all the reviews North of Beautiful has been receiving. Thanks to everyone for reading my work–and spending your precious money in this economy on my book. Honestly! It’s amazing. Here are the two most recent reviews, including Story Siren who gave the book a Luminous Pearl Award. So sweet. http://www.thestorysiren.com/2009/04/north-of-beautiful-by-justina-chen.htmlhttp://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog/2009/04/north-of-beautiful-justina-chen-headley.html