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    • ISBN:9780349003061
    • Publication date:10 Oct 2017

The Nowhere Girls

By Amy Reed

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Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.

'Empowering, brutally honest, and realistically complex' Buzzfeed

'A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back' Bustle

'With a powerful message about consent on the one hand and a diverse range of female protagonists and attitudes towards sexuality on the other, this is an engrossing and inspiring read . . . One of my absolute favourites of 2017' Irish Times

Who are the Nowhere Girls? They're every girl. But they start with just three:

Grace, the preacher's daughter who unwittingly moved into the old house of a victim whose pain adorns the walls.

Bold Rosina, whose heart has become hardened by all of the straight girls who broke it.

And misunderstood Erin, the girl who finds more solace in science and order than she does in people.

They are brought together by the idea of changing the narrative of a girl they had never met, Lucy Moynihan, the victim of a sexual assault who was victimised further by people who found it easier to believe she had cried wolf than to confront what had really happened to her. A girl who, through the course of one evening, went from an excited teenager who felt wanted by a boy for the first time, to someone else entirely, with 'a voice in the darkness, giving her a new name: Slut'.

Together, they form the Nowhere Girls, and decide to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew.

'At once harrowing and heart-lifting, it's both an indictment of entrenched victim-blaming and a demonstration of what can happen when girls lay aside their differences to demand better treatment' the Guardian

Biographical Notes

Amy Reed is the author of Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, and Over You. Originally from the Seattle area, she now lives and writes in Oakland, California. To learn more, visit her at AmyReedFiction.com.

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  • ISBN: 9780349003078
  • Publication date: 10 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: ATOM
With a powerful message about consent on the one hand and a diverse range of female protagonists and attitudes towards sexuality on the other, this is an engrossing and inspiring read about contemporary young women and the difficulty of negotiating patriarchal systems. One of my absolute favourites of 2017. — Irish Times
Told from multiple perspectives, at once harrowing and heart-lifting, it's both an indictment of entrenched victim-blaming and a demonstration of what can happen when girls lay aside their differences to demand better treatment. — the Guardian
The reader is shoulder to shoulder with bright young women in The Nowhere Girls, a handbook for the #metoo movement. In a revelation in the style of The Handmaid's Tale, Grace is inspired by the desperate graffiti she finds in Lucy's old bedroom to start an underground feminist movement that exposes and transforms the macho school culture. — The Observer
The reader is shoulder to shoulder with bright young women in The Nowhere Girls, a handbook for the #metoo movement. In a revelation in the style of The Handmaid's Tale, Grace is inspired by the desperate graffiti she finds in Lucy's old bedroom to start an underground feminist movement that exposes and transforms the macho school culture. — The Observer
THE NOWHERE GIRLS cuts straight to the core of rape culture-fully exploring its destructive nature through a cast of girls who find their voices, and their strength, as they unite in a quest for justice. With rare insight and profound authenticity, Amy Reed has crafted a masterfully fierce, stirring, and deeply empowering story of hope and courage. — Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be
Subversive anti-sexism-just try to put it down — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back — Bustle
One of the most important books in this month's round up — Maximum Pop!
Empowering, brutally honest, and realistically complex — Buzzfeed
A must-read for high school — VOYA
A young adult novel is finally tackling what I would call 'the elephant in the classroom': the normalisation of rape culture amongst teenagers . . . one of those rare, important books — the Bookbag
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