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Justina Chen

Biography

Justina Chen

Storytelling runs in Justina Chen’s blood. After all, her middle name means illuminate, which is what story does: it throws light on life. Her debut novel, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (AND A FEW WHITE LIES), won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Youth Literature, and her novel NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews and was a finalist for nine state book awards. Justina is also the co-founder of Chen & Cragen and a story strategist to leaders. While her home is in Seattle, she feels at ease wherever she goes so long as she has her coconut black tea, journal and pen.

Justina Chen

Books by Justina Chen

by Justina Chen - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Viola Li returns from a trip, she develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity --- an inexplicable allergy to sunlight. Thanks to her crisis-manager parents, she doesn't just have to wear layers of clothes and spaceship-sized hat. She has to avoid all hint of light. Viola is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh. He's a funny, talented Thor look-alike with his own mysterious grief. But their romance makes her take more risks, and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously, she must find her way to a life as deep and lovely as her dreams.