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The Nowhere Girls

by Amy Reed

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The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
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    Oct 2017, 416 pages

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The Nowhere Girls is an indictment of rape culture and explores deep questions about teen girls and sexuality.

Grace Salter, the daughter of a preacher with progressive politics, has recently moved to Prescott, Oregon. Here she meets Rosina Suarez, a Mexican-American lesbian with a troubled home life and dreams of starting a rock band. Rosina's friend, Erin DeLillo, is a marine biology buff with Asperger's who wishes she was an android. Binding the three together is Lucy Moynihan, a teen whose family was forced to leave town after local authorities refused to prosecute the high school jocks who raped her. When Grace learns of Lucy's plight, she enlists Rosina and Erin to seek justice at their school — they name their trio, The Nowhere Girls.

This is Amy Reed's sixth YA novel; the story is an incisive look at rape culture and female empowerment. The chapters alternate between Grace, Rosina, and Erin, the rest of the female student body, and the misogynist blog entries of a Men's ...

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