Release: 10th October 2017
Synopsis: Who are the Nowhere Girls? They’re every girl. But they start with just three: Grace, the preacher’s daughter who unwittingly moved into the old house of a victim whose pain adorns the walls. Bold Rosina, whose heart has become hardened by all of the straight girls who broke it. And misunderstood Erin, the girl who finds more solace in science and order than she does in people. They are brought together by the idea of changing the narrative of a girl they had never met, Lucy Moynihan, the victim of a sexual assault who was victimised further by people who found it easier to believe she had cried wolf than to confront what had really happened to her. A girl who, through the course of one evening, went from an excited teenager who felt wanted by a boy for the first time, to someone else entirely, with ‘a voice in the darkness, giving her a new name: Slut’. Together, they form the Nowhere Girls, and decide to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew.Review:
A powerful and poignant debut sure to make you angry, sad and completely empowered.
I really had no idea what this book was about. My friend read it and told me I needed to so naturally I did, and wow I am honestly so grateful that she gave it to me to read.
The Nowhere Girls is the book I wish I’d read when I was younger. It has dark themes – but it also portrays life for some women. The writing style was beautiful and perfect for the type of novel it was.
It made me so angry at times but other times I just wanted to cry. Every character in this book that was part of The Nowhere Girls was so inspiring and their stories were so honest and raw – it felt as if they were telling me their stories.
The contrast between how men saw TNG and how the women set up the group was both genius and also perfectly written and described.
The chapters titled ‘US’ were one of the best additions to the story – it reminded me of how much happens at once around the world – both bad and good. It was extremely humbling.
I also adored Erin – her representation was so important and Amy wrote her with such talent and honestly I loved it. The ending left me sobbing in the best way. I couldn’t have imagined a better ending, it was so empowering.
This book is the feminist anthem book everyone needs to read. It’s moving, it’s brutal and it’s real.
Women everywhere – you need to read this book. The Nowhere Girls need you.
You can buy The Nowhere Girls on Amazon UK here!