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North of Beautiful by Justina Chen
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Jul 17, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: book-club, teen, fiction
Read in July, 2009

I think this book could have used some editing. The constant "instant replay" commentary really started to get on my nerves. But the family dynamic definitely hit a chord with me, for better or worse.

"The fundamental question all map-makers have tried to answer - since the Cro-Magnons scratched hunting maps out on cave walls and animal skins - is this: just how big is the world? And how much do I own?"

"One thing was certain: I couldn't stay beholden to Dad's pursestrings that he wielded as both whip and chain."

"Spent, I fell into bed, closed my eyes, and dreamt of torn maps falling on me like fresh snow."

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