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Who are the Nowhere Girls?

They're every girl. But they start with just three.

Grace, the preacher's daughter who moves into the former house of a girl whose pain adorns the walls.

Bold Rosina, who dreams of a life of playing music instead of waitressing her uncle's restaurant.

And misunderstood Erin, the girl who finds more solace in science and order than she does in people
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Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 5th 2017 by Atom
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Molly Jackson This book just happens to have a good message, it seriously could've gone the other way and still been a good book; angering (although it was that…moreThis book just happens to have a good message, it seriously could've gone the other way and still been a good book; angering (although it was that anyway), hurtful, lingering thoughts after. By the way, your comment sounds like one of the characters in the book.(less)
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Emma Giordano
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS. DANG. BOOK. Y’ALL. It’s a must read. One of the best YA books published in 2017. It’s so important, especially for young readers, and I cannot recommend it enough.

HARD TW: Rape, Sexual Assault

One of my favorite things about this book is the characters. Grace is the new girl who is fat and a Christian. I’m always so pleased to see books where fat protagonists are able to have a story that’s NOT about their body, but it is just a characteristic of who they are. I was also immensely pleased w
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Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
This book made me realize how much I love girls, both in a feminist way and in a gay way. Also, from the bottom of my heart, I hate every single man who’s ever made a woman feel unsafe. I hope you’re all experiencing shit.
Elise (TheBookishActress)
“The things is,” Rosina says, “people don’t want to hear something that’ll make their lives more difficult, even if it’s the truth. People hate having to change the way they see things. So instead of admitting the world is ugly, they shit on the messenger for telling them about it.”

The Nowhere Girls is not your average feminist contemporary. There are several awesome feminist books from this year: I’ve been seeing people hype Moxie by Jen Matieu a ton this year. And while I did like that book
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Jessi ♡
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book made me hate men more than i already do
Taniksha
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Taniksha by: shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Shelves: favorites
RATINGS: 5 STARS FOR THE NOWHERE GIRLS


To be honest, I didn't want to post a review because there are many aspects in the book which can't be summarised. It's a book that a reader needs to be considerate enough to understand different perspective of the people, especially girls. As the setting of the book is in a high-school, the adult readers may find it a bit difficult to empathise the characters as most of them are teenagers. Nonetheless, it's a must read for every reader.


It's a book about th
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Maggie
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
In another state, an invisible girl named Lucy Moynihan tries to forget a story that will define her for the rest of her life, a story no one claimed to believe.


It's really sad because that line is one of the most realistic lines for so many women of all ages in our present world. And what makes it even sadder is that nothing is being done because a "woman's voice" isn't the same; it does not matter. The word rape isn't a word many people like to use because it labels them, and it isn't a la
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shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Originally I wrote a review that was more like me screaming and ranting frantically about everything wrong with the world, and I was typing so furiously that my fingers are throbbing and my keyboard would probably despise me if it were sentient. But I think I'm gonna scratch all that, because the time you spend reading my review would be better spent reading this book if you haven't yet.

Of course, there are plenty of wonderful, qualified reviewers here on this lovely site that will have a prope
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may ➹
Everyone needs to read this book.

It has SUCH an important and amazing message for women and men (and all in between) and it highlights just exactly why we need feminism in the world today. And it’s told in a beautiful, beautiful way with relatable characters.

If you’re a feminist, read this. If you’re not a feminist (you should be), read this. If you’re neutral, read this. Just READ THIS BOOK because it is so so so important, especially in the world today.

REASONS TO READ THIS

- It tackles rape c
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⚔ Silvia ⚓
Updated May 9th because there was so much going on in this book that my bi ass forgot to mention the f/f romance!

This was one of the most powerful YA books I've ever read. It was engaging, empowering, and inclusive. I keep thinking that it could have been more inclusive, but then again the three MCs were an autistic girl, a latina queer girl who gets the girl at the end (YES THIS HAS AN F/F ROMANCE), and a fat girl. And the thing is, this is not a book about the MCs. It's a book about all the gi
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Suzanne
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This. Book.

I absolutely loved this book. These female characters and their strength are tremendous. This is one of the best books I have read so far this year. The Me Too movement has sparked so much debate and discussions and I think this is the perfect time for a book like this to be out for reading. It is inspiring and really frustrating at times because of some of the injustice but overall it is just incredible. This is a must read in my opinion.

My quick and simple overall (because my fami
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Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
Absolutely FANTASTIC. This is going straight to my favourites shelf - I cannot wait to recommend this to every single person I possibly can FULL REVIEW TO COME ONCE I SORT OUT A COHERENT WAY TO EXPLAIN HOW MUCH THIS BOOK MEANS TO ME
Thomas
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Thomas by: Lola
A bold, fascinating novel that takes on rape culture and female sexuality, The Nowhere Girls will please fans of gritty YA fiction, similar to that of Courtney Summers and Hannah Moskowitz. The novel follows three young women - Grace Salter, Rosina Suarez, and Erin Delillo - who create an underground feminist club to protest the rape of a former student at their high school, as well as the current overall epidemic of sexual assault. While the book focuses on the actions taken by The Nowhere Girl ...more
Emer
Graffiti started showing up on her locker, the strangest of which was “Slut” and “Whore,” since she was, and is, still very much a virgin. That’s just what you call girls when you want to shame them”

This was a spur of the moment buddy read with Gabby when she sent me a link to read this for free on Riveted (it's free to read until the end of this month) and I liked the blurb, she liked the blurb and god knows she and I like to talk our butts off about feminism (in books and in the world at lar
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chandler ainsley ❁
maybe I’m too old and cynical for this

I want to preface this review by saying that I’m glad this book exists and that it’s a really important read that will really help people. At 23 though, it just didn’t resonate with me as much as I would have liked.

I think that was due to 2 main issues. Firstly, I felt the rapists in this book were a little over the top. It’s so easy to immediately get disgusted with complete pigs so it made little sense to me how the rapists got away with their actions. Por
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ambsreads
THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG

M I N I   R E V I E W
I tried to work out how to write this as a full-length review, however, I was stumped every time I went to start or tried to work out what I wanted to write; here I am doing a mini review which may become longer than anticipated.
The Nowhere Girls was a book that I was scared to read. I really didn’t know what was going to happen throughout. However, I am left in tears. I have tears rolling down my face, as I realise how many girls aren’t believe
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Kristy
Grace and her family have just moved to a new town after her Baptist preacher mother has a spiritual experience and their small Kentucky town decides she is far too progressive for their community. Grace is shunned and the family basically flees for more open-minded pastures. Erin is a beautiful girl who loves science and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also has Asperger's and a secret. Rosina is a lesbian struggling to be herself within the confines of her conservative Mexican family. She d ...more
Lisa
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
4/5 stars

This book really took me by surprise, it wasn't even on my tbr, I just stumbled upon it and started reading it, and I am so happy I did that!

It was such an inspiring story that everybody should read, I've never read a book about rape culture before and it's a very hard topic but it was somehow represented in a beautiful way.
I also really liked that in the story, the girls stick together, no matter how different they are from each other, they all stand together and face the same fear as
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
“The things is,” Rosina says, “people don’t want to hear something that’ll make their lives more difficult, even if it’s the truth. People hate having to change the way they see things. So instead of admitting the world is ugly, they shit on the messenger for telling them about it.”

I really loved this book so much! The Nowhere Girls is empowering and inspiring, and I am filled with so much love and respect for other women after reading it. We follow misfits Grace Salter, Erin DeLillo, and Ro
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Mari
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
3.5 stars

This book was so powerful and hard-hitting and I wish more people would read it. I especially wish boys and men would read it.

The entire book criticizes how society depicts and treats women and I was so damn pleased with all the critics I read. I was also disgusted and horrified by sexist men and rapists’s thought here included. They were so real and disturbing, and the knowledge that there are real men thinking these things just makes me want to cry and throw up. It also makes me want
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Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss.

Y’all, by the time you read this, I’ve been sitting on this review since June 2017. It’s been killing me to not publish this sooner. Maybe it caught me at the right time or maybe it’s just that good, but The Nowhere Girls struck me right in my feminist heart at a time I really needed it to keep going. It’s not an emotionally easy book to read, as you might expect from any book with rape and sexism
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Jennifer Mathieu
Y'all, this book blew my mind. I could not put it down. It is just so full of GIRL LOVE and FEMINIST POWER and I am HERE FOR IT. I especially loved Reed's 3rd person POV which doesn't always work for me in YA but here was pitch perfect. So many complex issues addressed with authenticity and heart. This is the sort of book that could change the life of a teenage girl who reads it. 5 plus stars. I adored it.
Beatrice in Bookland
"Silence does not mean yes."

The world needs more books like this one.
It deals with so many different and important topics, I can't even begin to list them.
For example, we have three protagonists:
- Grace, a chubby and religious girl
- Rosina, she's mexican, she likes girls and she's completely at ease with her sexuality
- Erin, autistic and super smart
But there are so many more girls, all different and going through their own problems.

But, as you can see, I did give this book 3 stars. That's becaus
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☽ MaryJane ✨
This book was so...heavy. It tackles a very ugly topic, in a very beautiful way. It brings up all the ugly conversations about rape culture that no one wants to have, but that everyone needs to have.

This book has a diverse cast of characters, which allows for a large variation of opinions for the content discussed. This allows the characters to discuss a lot of the different arguments and opinions on the subject without it feeling forced. Not only does the diverse cast allow for so many angle
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Kimi
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like I would have been impacted by this book way more had I read it a few years ago. Regardless, I still think this is a very important book and I'm glad it exists.

RTC
Kathryn
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, ya-realistic-fic
RTC...
Lia
The Nowhere Girls is the story of three girls, three outsiders that don’t fit in. But it’s also about every girl in a way. Throughout the story you get peeks into the life of other girls, girls that experience love, sexual harassment, and feminism in different ways. This is one of the things I loved most about the book. It was inclusive and not just about how one or three people experienced these things, but how many people have different views, experiences and thoughts on the topic.

“Silence do
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Tiffany Miss.Fiction
Full review coming soon

I finished this book in an ocean of tears.
So touching, empathic, powerful and raw story!
Thank you Amy Reed
Chelsea
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TW: Rape

“Grace’s breath catches in her throat as she stares at the words, as she reads the pain of a stranger who must have lived and breathed and slept in this room. Was their bed in this very same place? Did their body carve out this position in space where Grace’s body lies now?
How intimate these tiny words are. How alone a person must feel to cry out to someone they can’t see.”

What a surprisingly impressive novel! I went into this book not knowing much, but this presented so many important
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Shan(Littleirishbookcat)
They’re no words for how amazing this book was. I loved it so much!
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
The Nowhere Girls was such an important and empowering book with brave female characters. THIS IS A BOOK THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ!!! There were so many relevant and important topics in this book including; rape culture, the treatment of women, and feminism. THIS BOOK GAVE ME SUCH GIRL POWER VIBES AND I WAS LIVING FOR IT. GIRLS WERE SUPPORTING GIRLS AND THEY WERE WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The girls in this book created a movement to bring justice for women, and it was wonderful.



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Amy Reed was born and raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constant moving taught her to be restless and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After a brief stint at Reed College (no relation), she moved to San Francisco and spent the next several years serving coffee and getting into trouble. She eventually gra ...more
“Silence does not mean yes. No can be thought and felt but never said. It can be screamed silently on the inside. It can be in the wordless stone of a clenched fist, fingernails digging into palm. Her lips sealed. Her eyes closed. His body just taking, never asking, never taught to question silence” 36 likes
“The things is,” Rosina says, “people don’t want to hear something that’ll make their lives more difficult, even if it’s the truth. People hate having to change the way they see things. So instead of admitting the world is ugly, they shit on the messenger for telling them about it.” 30 likes
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