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Justina Chen is the acclaimed author of young adult novels including A Blind Spot for Boys, Return to Me. .She is a co-founder of readergirlz, the online book community for teens, and lives in the Seattle area with her two children.

Justina Chen is the acclaimed author of young adult novels including A Blind Spot for Boys, Return to Me, North of Beautiful, and Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), which won the Asian Pacific American Award for Youth Literature. Библиографические данные. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies).

Nothing But the Truth and a few white lies A Justina Chen Novel.

Nothing But the Truth 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.

Nothing But the Truth. Getting her fortune told by a Taiwanese 'belly-button grandmother' (who feels up her navel) instead of attending the spring dance is just one of the joys of being Patty Ho, a covertly snarky 'hapa' (half Asian, half white) struggling with her dual herita. Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. But most of what glitters in her life is f. A Blind Spot for Boys.

A half Asian and half white teen navigates a summer of woe and love in this utterly relatable novel that Meg Cabot calls A funny, touching read that will leave you craving more. Half Asian and half white, Patty Ho has never felt completely home in her skin. Things get worse when a Chinese fortune-teller channels Patty’s future via her belly butto. nd divines a white guy on her romance horizon.

Justina Chen is an author, speaker, and storyteller. Her other novels include Girl Overboard (a Junior Library Guild premiere selections) and Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies), which won the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature.

Justina Chen is an author, speaker, and storyteller T THE TRUTH (AND A FEW WHITE LIES). A passionate advocate of teen advocacy, Justina co-founded readergirlz, a cutting-edge literacy and social media project for teens, which won the National Book Foundation’s Prize for Innovations in Reading.

Brian, her brilliant math surfer dude TA, and Stu, source of first kiss and first heartache, allow her some enlightenment, but so do her mother's long-estranged artist sister and a box of family photographs that Patty's never seen. Through it all, Patty never loses her nervy bounce or her need to tell it all as it's happening. Great voice from a very promising debut. by Justina Chen Headley. Age Range: 14 & up.

Justina Chen Headley. For Tyler and Sofia, my hapa kids who are wholly wonderful. After we collect my big brother, Abe, who's been poring over Japanese comic books in a manga store, Mama conducts the Chinese Food Census, her preferred method for selecting a restaurant. 1 Belly-Button Grandmother. While every other freshman is at the Spring Fling tonight, I have a date with an old lady whose thumb is feeling up my belly button. No studying of menus or trusting food critics for Mama. Instead, she stares into a window - never mind if she freaks out some poor diner who happens to be eating by said window - and tallies the number of black-haired heads inside a restaurant.

Nothing But the Truth book. I had the chance to talk to Justina Chen Headley briefly before she gave a reading from Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies)

Nothing But the Truth book. by. Justina Chen (Goodreads Author). I had the chance to talk to Justina Chen Headley briefly before she gave a reading from Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies). She was very cool, grounded and an absolute pleasure to talk to. So, it should be no surprise that her narrator, Patty Ho, is equally enjoyable in every way in Headley's first novel written for young adults.

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} A half Asian and half white teen navigates a summer of woe and love in this utterly relatable novel that Meg Cabot calls "A funny, touching read that will leave you craving more.". Half Asian and half white, Patty Ho has never felt completely home in her skin. Things get worse when a Chinese fortune-teller channels Patty's future via her belly button...and divines a white guy on her romance horizon. Faster than Patty can add two plus two, her ultra-strict Taiwanese mom freaks out and ships her off to math camp at Stanford. Just as Patty writes off her summer of woe, life starts glimmering will all kinds of possibilities.... Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) is a fresh and witty contemporary novel about finding yourself, perfect for fans of Mitali Perkins and Carolyn Mackler.

Comments: (7)

Billy Granson
Patty Ho is sick of not belonging. As a very tall half Asian, half white teen, she doesn't fit in with her mother's potluck group of Asian overachievers, and she certainly doesn't blend in at her white-washed school, where even her best friends sometimes make fun of her Asian-ness. But, the last thing Patty wants is to be the stereotypical Asian kid at math camp...not that she has any choice in the matter when her mom forces her to go, and Patty reluctantly acquiesces--anything to get away from home after a humiliating last day of school. So she's shocked when she finds that math camp is kinda fun...and there is one guy in particular that is not only hot, but mom-approved Taiwanese. Patty's newfound freedom is liberating...but will it all come crashing down thanks to her crazy, overprotective mother?

Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) is a hilarious and fun read that isn't afraid to delve into some of the tougher subjects, like bullying, racism, and long-buried family issues. The book is just a tad slow at first as Patty resists going to math camp, but once she gives in and goes, her story definitely picks up as many of her misconceptions are proven wrong and she finally loosens up and has fun. She hits her stride, makes new friends, and slowly begins to embrace who she is. But before long, Patty's mother bursts onto the scene and causes her to take a good, hard look at her family life and uncover secrets from the past that change her perception of herself and her mother, who has always seemed like the certifiably insane villain in the past. This is an excellent and realistic book about looking past stereotypes, finding the people who truly understand you, and seeing people in a new light. Headley's clever use of language and wordplay evens out the darker parts of the story, makes the book smart and comedic, and ultimately leads Patty to a happy new beginning. Nothing but the Truth is a fantastic, important book.
Keth
I've read every single one of Justina Chen Headley's books and this one was just as amazing as her others. It had an intriguing plot with an unpredictable ending! I hate it when I can predict how books end, but this one sure did surprise me! It's an amazing book on self-discovery and gave me insight into a hapas' (half-half in race) life. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes teen romance or an enjoyable read. Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) was definitely worth the time and money!
Lestony
Good book from a good writer!
Zololmaran
A happy niece!!!
Atineda
a decent read!
Fhois
Good!
fetish
I had mediocre expectations from this book, due to the revolting cover design. Moving past the abhorrent cover, I'm hooked by the end of the first chapter. Patty Ho is witty, sarcastic, and the type of girl I'd love to be friends with.

I feel like this book is being narrated by Lane Kim from Gilmore girls if she got plucked out of Stars Hollow, Connecticut and plunked down in Washington state. Every social observation is on-the-nose and hilarious, every joke about living at the intersection of two cultures is full of pain just below the layer of wry wit. If American Born Chinese (another book on a similar theme I read in the same day) was a heaping bowlful of Mama Ho's ill-tasting and corpse-smelling tonic soup, NBTT is the grilled cheese Patty eagerly scarfs down at her friend Janie's house. (Again, kind of like Lane going over to Rory and Lorelai's house for pizza after her mom buys tofu in bulk.) I can really sink my teeth into this familiar and beloved dynamic.

Additionally, the way Mama Ho's rants are recounted within the book as snippets from "The Mama Ho Lecture Series" causes me to laugh so hard I'm crying at times. I'm truly impressed with Justina Chen Headley's grasp of humor and how it serves as balm for the wounded soul, but also saltwater within the wound at times. I love the way Headley uses Patty's fantastic sense of humor and keen observations to bridge the gap between me as the reader who might not share her protagonist's vital stats and Patty, a girl who, despite having almost nothing in common with me, I feel instantly bonded with. This is a deep understanding of character, and Headley is a brilliant writer! After experiencing Nothing But The Truth, I'd read anything else by this author.
Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) (A Justina Chen Novel) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Justina Chen
ISBN: 0316011312
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 1, 2007)
Pages: 256 pages