Terra Cooper is my idol. North of Beautiful is a story of showing your true self to the world around you are not caring what they think of what they see. Terra is beautiful girl with a port wine birthmark on her face. She has tried numerous laser surgeries to lighten the mark, but none of them work. While on her way back home from yet another laser surgery, she almost hits Jacob, a Goth Chinese boy with a scar from his cleft lip surgery. Jacob and his mom are down from Seattle and are the complete, rich opposite from Terra and her Mom. Terra and Jacob's Mom hit it off and become best friends which throw Terra and Jacob together all the time. Terra begins to have feelings she's never felt before for Jacob, mostly because he sees her for her and tells her that all of her is beautiful, not just parts. She makes him the rainbow in the rain, while dealing with her controlling Dad and deciding what to do with a boyfriend that she's "lucky" to have. In the end, she learns that people will always talk about you, but it's up to you how you let it affect you. Terra got tired of letting other people's opinion run her life. So she takes off the make-up, walks into the sunlight, and shines like a star!
Terra taught me lessons I already knew and made me understand them. I have acne really badly and it rules me. People stare and ask questions and talk but in the words of Jacob, "Let them stare."