Saturday, October 7, 2017

Blog Tour: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed ~Review + Giveaway~

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed.  
Check out my review below and enter the giveaway for a copy of the book (US Only)!



The Nowhere Girls
by Amy Reed
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Buy Links: GoodreadsAmazonB&N

Synopsis:
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.

Who are the Nowhere Girls?

They’re every girl. But they start with just three:

Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head.

Rosina Suarez is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of babysitting her gaggle of cousins and 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 in fact be an android.

When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she’s incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy’s tragedy, so 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.

Told in alternating perspectives, this groundbreaking novel is an indictment of rape culture and explores with bold honesty the deepest questions about teen girls and sexuality.

About The Author:

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 graduated from film school, promptly decided she wanted nothing to do with filmmaking, returned to her original and impractical love of writing, and earned her MFA from New College of California. Her short work has been published in journals such as Kitchen Sink, Contrary, and Fiction. Amy currently lives in Oakland with her husband and two cats, and has accepted that Northern California has replaced the Pacific Northwest as her home. She is no longer restless. Find out more at amyreedfiction.com.

BEAUTIFUL is her first novel.

I knew I had to read this book when I read the synopsis.  It just sounded like it was going to be an interesting and important book, and it definitely was.  It did not take me long to read because I was so immersed in the story.  This was quite a powerful read.

I have to say that this book may be a difficult read for some people because it does deal with serious subject matter, including sexual assault and rape.  Some parts in the book were very intense and hard to read.  Many of the guys in this story were downright despicable. They were misogynistic creeps, just horrible people, and I really loathed their characters.   

There were many strong female characters in this book that I loved.  The main characters, Grace, Erin, and Rosina, were well-developed and compelling characters.  They each changed and grew a lot throughout the story.  Two of my favorite characters in the book were Rosina and Erin.  It was so interesting to read about their experiences, and I thought they were such complex and well-rounded characters.   

I really loved Amy Reed's writing, and even though this story is told from multiple perspectives, it wasn't confusing to read, and I thought everything flowed really well.  I actually liked that the story was told in multiple points of view because it gave me more of an in depth look into the characters' lives, thoughts, and feelings, and it made the book even more interesting and enjoyable in my opinion.  

If you're looking for a really good and compelling book to read, I definitely recommend picking this one up.  The Nowhere Girls is an engrossing and powerful story, and it is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year.  



*I received a copy of the book from the publisher through NetGalley for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. The Nowhere Girls is such an important book that confronts and challenges rape culture and misogyny, while giving young girls the power of choice and agency. I loved the strong female friendships that develop and the bravery we see from so many characters. This was such a great book and I can’t wait to read more from Amy Reed.

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