Wednesday, October 4, 2017

{Blog Tour} THE NOWHERE GIRLS by Amy Reed—Guest Post + Giveaway

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The Nowhere Girls
by Amy Reed


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 everygirl. 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.


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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
 Publisher: Simon Pulse
 Pub Date: October 10, 2017
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • Kobo • iBooks • IndieBound

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by Amy Reed

BOOK PLAYLIST FOR THE NOWHERE GIRLS

I made a Spotify playlist of some of my favorite songs by kick-ass women that inspired me as a teen and young adult in the 90’s and early 2000’s. The character Rosina from The Nowhere Girls was born out of these songs.


1.    axemen, by Heavens to Betsy
2.    Not a Pretty Girl, by Ani Difranco
3.    Untouchable Face, by Ani Difranco
4.    Happy and Bleeding, by PJ Harvey
5.    Sheela-Na-Gig, by PJ Harvey
6.    Good Things, by Sleater-Kinney
7.    Dig Me Out, by Sleater-Kinney
8.    Entire, by The Spinanes
9.    Rebel Girl, by Bikini Kill
10. Fuck and Run, by Liz Phair
11. Let’s Talk About Sex, by Salt-N-Pepa
12. The Letter, by Kristin Hersh
13. Ladykillers, by Lush
14. More Rock More Talk, by The Butchies
15. So, Goodbye, by The Butchies
16. Lt Tour Theme, by Le Tigre
17. Hot Topic, by Le Tigre
       18. Rock Star, by Hole 
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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.


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Big thanks to Amy for her playlist with us today!

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