July 9, 2019
The Nowhere Girls
Release date: October 10, 2017
WHO ARE THE NOWHERE GIRLS?
They’re everygirl. But they start with just three.
GRACE SALTER is the new girl in town, whose family had to leave their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal.
ROSINA SUAREZ is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of waitressing at her uncle’s restaurant.
ERIN DELILLO is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren’t enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may be an android.
Grace wants nothing more than to be invisible at her new school, but when she learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town after accusing the popular guys at school of gang rape, she convinces Rosina and Erin to join her mission to get justice for Lucy. They form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students. As the Nowhere Girls grow in numbers, their movement becomes about more than sex and transforms the lives of its members, their school, and the entire community.
THE NOWHERE GIRLS ARE EVERYWHERE.
Praise for The Nowhere Girls
A thoughtful, literary portrayal of female sexuality in a culture that often rejects it.”
★ Booklist – starred review
Reed’s refusal to shy away from the entrenched realities of sexism as well as the oft-overlooked erasure of intersectionality within feminism yields a highly nuanced and self-reflective narrative that captures rape culture’s ubiquitous harm without swerving into didactic, one-size-fits-all solutions or relying on false notions of homogenous young womanhood. Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down.”
★ Kirkus – starred review
A must-read for every teen.”
★ School Library Journal – starred review
Empowering, brutally honest, and realistically complex.”
This book is a strong statement about rape, sexism, and girl power…. It is a must-read for high school.”
A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back.”
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