The Nowhere Girls

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 10 Oct 2017

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This book was heart-breaking and STUNNING and really dealt with rape and privilege and even feminism in the midst of it all and I was CRYING by the time I reached the end because I haven’t had a book make me feel and think as much as The Nowhere Girls did in a WHILE.

THE NOWHERE GIRLS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT BOOK FOR GIRLS EVERYWHERE. It’s uplifting, real, heart-breaking and filled with girl power. The story itself is centred on girls from different ethnic and economic backgrounds as well as just girls with different personalities. In fact, most of the chapters are told from the point of view of ‘Us’ – that is, all these different and wonderful girls and IT WAS SO TOUCHING.

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*I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
4 1/2 Stars

First, I feel I must mention that the book deals with rape and sexual assault so if you are triggered by this topic, I just felt that I should let you know.

Now onto my thoughts…

The Nowhere Girls is a powerful and emotional book that broke my heart and slowly put the pieces back together...a few times. What starts out as a story about three very different high school teenagers, soon became so much more than I expected as girls at a high school band together to stand up for themselves against a sexist culture within their town.

As for the girls who got the ball rolling...Rosina is...

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3.5 for me.

I had a really hard time getting into this at first, but because so many people were praising the major issues addressed in here, I kept on when I could. I didn't fully appreciate the way it was written until the end, when it all kinda flowed into place. For those who quit when not initially engaged, keep going. It took me like a month to finally get over the way it was written because it personally felt like I couldn't connect with the girls no matter how hard I tried. It definitely had its great moments, though, as I could relate to a few of the things in here. It'd do a 180 on me and I'd go from annoyed with the disconnect to sniffing at some of the...

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I tend to gravitate toward these types of stories because of my own similar past experiences. This book definitely held up and made me feel all the things that this type of story should. Some people may call that a trigger, and in fact, for one of the characters who had also had a similar experience did get "triggered" by the talk and experiences of other girls in the story. But what I really liked about this was how there were so many different characters. I like how they could come together in some ways, but I also felt it was very realistic in that there are some people who either cannot get over their own feelings and opinions to see the other side, or who may begin to...

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Nowhere Girls.

Omigosh, where to start. First off, this is a book that everyone needs to read. The message of feminism, and girls supporting girls, is definitely one that needs to be amplified in this day in age.

The Nowhere Girls tackled rape culture so well. It portrays the many awful behaviors and assumptions made towards rape and victims of rape. I liked that it was mentioned that some rapists don't get punished because they don't "look" like a rapist, specifically if they're white and rich. The Nowhere Girls also tackled sexism and feminism, and by tackling such really topics The Nowhere Girls felt incredibly real. There was not girl...

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The file expired before I could read it, so I purchased the book and intend to review on Goodreads and Amazon.
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The very first chapter gave me chills and I knew then that this book would change something deep inside of me and it did, it really did. The Nowhere Girls are the epitome of modern feminism. They are girls who dream and girls who work day in and day out. They are girls who just want a bite of pizza and girls who are discovering themselves. The Nowhere Girls are every girl. You (guys too 🙂 ) and me and everyone who believes in woman and who they are at there core.

This book is about acceptance beyond gender identity, color of skin, equal orientation, political association, or disability. Because we all should cheer each other on despite any stigma that parts of what we are could have. We...

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I have so many thoughts on this book and I’m trying to pull it all together. First, given the topic of the book, there are a few trigger/content warnings that are necessary. Let’s get them out of the way.

Ablism (addressed internally on the page)
Misgendering
Transmisia
Suicide Jokes
Gang Rape (Chapter 9 – Lucy, Chapter 52 – Erin: both these chapters contain thorough recountings of separate instances of gang rape)
Mentions of rape
Sexual assault
Nonconsensual sex
Homomisia (addressed on the page)
The characters in The Nowhere Girls were incredibly well developed and I could imagine having full interaction with all of them. Because I was planning my dream cast while reading, I did...

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Wow. Where do I begin? Let me start by saying this is a book everyone must read. Not only does it portray what rape culture is but how it persists within schools and societies, but most importantly how it affects those victimized. Tired of the injustice in their town, Grace, Erin, and Rosina decide to do something about it.

What I loved about this book the most was how the author wrote the friendship of these three very different girls and how it developed into something extirodinaringly inspiring throughout the book. And the fact each girl was so independent of one another where they could stand by themselves as their own person was amazing! The diversity within their group was great!
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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.

This book discusses rape quite a bit, so there are definitely trigger warnings for that. The Nowhere Girls really showcased how rape is handled in this day and age. I have no personal experience...

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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...

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The Nowhere Girls is phenomenal, it has such a strong and inspiring message, looking at misogyny and rape culture and how it can be challenged. What’s wonderful about it though is that it feels like a conversation as opposed to a mandate, it explores different women’s opinions in a way that makes it clear that those opinions are valid in the debate.

That might not make sense unless you read, so go read it!!

The characters were brilliant, whilst the reader gets to hear from a variety of people the three main characters and the founders of The Nowhere Girls are Grace, Rosina, and Erin. I loved all of them, I liked that they were the misfits to begin with and that through their actions they...

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I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book is based on 3 characters, Grace, Erin and Rosina who decide that the rape culture that has persisted in their school for years needs to be put to an end.

Grace is new to town and lives in the house formerly owned by the family of a girl named Lucy. She was raped at a party and ostracized by the town so they had pretty much no choice but to move away. Grace’s mom is a fairly liberal Christian Minister. Her family moved due to her mother’s liberal views were ostracized from their previous church for that. So she is no stranger to being disliked. She hears about Lucy through Erin and Rosina and can’t stop wanting to learn more.

Rosina is pretty much her families...

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Initial Excitement & Summary

I was over the moon when I got approved for this book. It ended up being one of those digital ones you can't use on your Kindle, so I added it to my other ebook app. Loooong, annoying story: the book was set to expire on 9/13 (and I just happened to open the book up that day, thinking maybe I'd read it). I decided to binge it in one day to finish before it expired, updated Goodreads, and made my reading plans for after work. The next time I opened the book that day, it had expired. I spent a good 30-45 minutes trying to figure out if I could redownload it and screaming at my computer. I ended up just having to go to Netgalley and redownload it...

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This book has no rating because it is without a doubt the most difficult book I’ve ever had to rate in my history of being a reviewer. Interpret and make your own judgments about what you think my rating of the book is based solely on this review and nothing as limited as a star rating.

The Nowhere Girls is a battle cry, an ode, a bittersweet mourning, and a rage-inducing awakening. This book is more than necessary, it should be required reading for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or political leanings. Here’s the thing, The Nowhere Girls reads a little Perks of Being a Wallflower meets The Breakfast Club mixed with profound, contemporary questions about society and feminism. At...

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I'm not sure I can express how timely and necessary this book is. The rape culture in America is terrifying, and I'm really glad that this book is going to exist in the near future.

Rosina, Grace, and Erin are wonderful characters, each with their own voices and worries and feelings. The other girls are all well-developed, even if we hardly know them, and the way the boys are painted is simultaneously disgusting and realistic. I particularly loved Jesse and Otis, but I think that's a given.

I loved that a Latina character was front and center. I loved that an autistic character was front and center. I loved that the girls all loved each other, even though they're all...

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First off, this book has some DEEP triggers so don’t read this if you get easily offended and it might make you become a man hater if you aren’t already one. This is a brutal, difficult story to get through but it’s an important voice for those who feel like they don’t have one.

It’s not one you will necessarily ‘enjoy’ reading, it’s not the kind you sit down one sunny afternoon with the hope of just passing the time. It’s one you read with purpose, to learn, to understand and hopefully will walk away from wanting to be part of the solution rather than the problem.

We have multiple narrators giving us their view on how things played out and providing lessons on feminism, racism, rape...

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This book is amazing. I could not get out of the story and I highly recommend reading it!
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How do I say this? I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK.
The opening was poetic. What I love about this book is it doesn't shy away from what real teens do. Many teens drink, smoke, sneak out, and have sex. Not all of them do but many of them at least try some of these vices. This book doesn't shy away from the rebellious nature of teens. It doesn't offer you a cardboard cutout of barbie to substitute what all girls are presumably like.

We meet Grace, whose family is driven out of town because her pastor mother was too liberal, Rosina, a lesbian in a rock band who comes from a traditional catholic family, and Erin, who is Autistic and loves Marine Biology and Star Trek. The...

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i can not download the book, as it does not support kinlde format and i can not read it
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