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I’m from Nowhere

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A few weeks into her sophomore year at Ventura High School in California, everything is about to change for Wren Verlaine. It's always been just Wren and her mother, Hannah, but when Hannah receives a reporting assignment that sends her to Greenland for six months, Wren is shipped off to Hardwick Hall, an old, prestigious boarding school back East.

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Hardcover, 291 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Soho Teen
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May 22, 2016 rated it it was ok

Seriously, did anyone over the age of 12 not figure out who her father was about 100 pages before she did? This girl was no Nancy Drew; I'm not sure she's even Harriett the Spy. The author made it so obvious that if Wren had rubbed her brain cells together instead of chasing after Red Herring from Scooby Doo, she would have found Daddy Dearest much sooner.

The other problem I had was with the number of implausible events that had to come together to make this story. Her mom is a Ve
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the book I'm from Nowhere, there's a girl named Wren and her mother named Hanna. There life is pretty normal, Hanna's a journalist, Wren goes to high school, and they lived in California their whole life. Wren though has a had something missing her whole life, a father. Hanna knows who he is, but Wren doesn't. One day Hanna just tells Wren she's putting her at a boarding school on the east coast and that's that. With no questions asked, Wren goes to the same boarding school Hanna went, and Ha ...more
Jade Walker
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemp, rated-c
I'm From Nowhere was a cute little book that didn't go too deep into anything but was quick enough to read that you don't feel like it's reaaally missing much. The book is about Wren, who is sent to Hardwick, a boarding school where her mother went, and between making friends and enemies, she learns the truth about her mother's past. There was nothing particularly special about this book - the book was predictable and it didn't really throw any curveballs - but I managed to read it in a few hour ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I could not wait to read this book. It has just about everything I love in a YA book. Girls with cool names...Wren, Honor, India. Mean girls...Honor. Horses...Jasper, Rainmaker, and Sparkle Plenty...just to name a few. Girls who haven't ever known a father...Wren. A mom with a secret...Hannah...Wren's mom. All of these people are tossed together at a private elite boarding school on the east coast...Hardwick Hall. Wren is there because her mother is
Oda Renate
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
It had potential and started good, but then it just went down into the gutter.
The book took too much on, it wanted to focus on everything which in some books work, here it was just a big mess.
The resolutions to the plots where too easy and unrealistic.
Not hating it, but probably wount read it again or recomend it.
Beth Baryon
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: voya-reviews
Quick enjoyable read about a Cali girl who gets sent to a NE boarding school while her mom is on assignment in Greenland. There are boys and horses!
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5. Kind of obvious where it's going, and once it gets there it meanders for a while tying up loose ends, but entertaining.
Sep 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Quick, easy, and brainless. Starts off a little rough, but evens out. Some inconsistencies, implausibilities and and a big convenient deux ex machina moment, but overall I have wasted my time on worse. Lots of horse details and music references and predictable, but still interesting, landscape/weather moments. I thought the bits about the actual educational style and set-up and expectations of the students were the most interesting. The Nick bit was uncomfortable, not entirely necessary, and not ...more
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Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I may not have connected to the book as one Should. But I Love the Fact that My Older Sister Olivia got me this Book. She may not get it....or me. She is trying. & its a 1st. So Yes!! I Like this Book. Not the snow or Honor (who I love & strongly dislike) who is more of a Sister then I have. Which is Four not counting Cousins. ...more
I loved it even though I had solved the mystery 6 chapters before the main character. The characters were multi-faceted and the boarding school was everything I dream of in a boarding school.
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, light read. Very likeable characters made up for obvious plot holes and implausibilities.
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Good story. A little slow in a few parts. Not believable, fairy tale resolution, but it's fiction, right?
John Clark
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mom, aka Hannah, has always refused to tell Wren who her father is. It's really the only sticking point between them. Wren is just a few weeks into her sophomore year at Ventura High in California when Hannah drops a bomb. She finally has a really good assignment as a newspaper reporter, but it's six months long and will mean she's in Greenland on the ice and Wren can't stay in California.
By the following Monday, a dazed Wren is flying to NYC. She'll take a train to Connecticut where she'll be
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
A nice addition to the hallowed tradition of prep school novels, Myers gets her protagonist, Wren Verlaine, from the beaches of California to Hardwick by shipping off her single-mother for an extended stay on the ice fields of Greenland. If this sounds like the novelist has taken the least interesting of the potential story lines then you should go back to the haunting The White Darkness, the 2008 Printz winner from Geraldine McCaughrean. But as readers of Prep, A Separate Peace or The Starboard ...more
Miranda Summerset
2.5/5 stars. This book is a good book, but there isn't really much substance to it. Like, the only character you really get to know is Wren and the other characters are just there to move the story along. Some parts of the story feel kind of odd and like they should have been edited out. Like, the whole Nick storyline. There wasn't really a point to it. The same with the Stone Cove Island chapter. And then you have the elements of music and horseback riding and roommates. It felt like too much. ...more
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Wren was having the time of her life with her fun single mother in California. She loved the beach and playing her guitar. The only dark cloud was the identity of her father, whom her mother would never talk about. Wren's mother decides to go on an extended work assignment in another country and while there, she has decided to send Wren to a boarding school. While there, Wren is able to d
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Wren's mother is going to Iceland for a work assign so Wren find herself at a prestigious east coast boarding school. Wren tries to make friends, find a romance all while trying to overcomer the mystery of the father she never met.

The book just felt so flat. Wren and her classmates just feel very two dimensional with even their problems appearing to be only on the surface. The school and it's drama feel gener
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: already-read
Overall, I'm from Nowhere was a decent book. I think that the answer to who Wren's father was turned out to be pretty conspicuous.Some parts felt as if they where thrown in and didn't need to be. Although, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a quick read, boarding schools, horses,music, and a little romance.
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was 200% better than its opening suggests. When I read the first page I didn't think I would like the style it was written in, but it actually was a really great book. The story line was solid and it was entertaining. It made my morning and afternoon commute painless because I could pass the time with reading. I would recommend it.
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Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-books
Readable. But the characterizations are shallow and the plot is predictable.
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was just so cliched...
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Suzanne Myers was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of Princeton University and USC Film School. Her feature film Alchemy won the SXSW film festival. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

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