I wasn’t exactly tagged by anyone but I saw Savannah @ TheBookProphet did this tag, and it seemed interesting. It has been awhile since I did a tag, or posted anything really, and to prevent this blog from being a ghost town, I thought, why not.
I don’t think I’ve ever talked about my WIPs, other than during CampNanoWriMo (and only to my cabinmates), so this would be the perfect opportunity.
I am working on 3 WIPs, and those 3 are connected to one another. It’s actually a series of standalone (although past characters will certainly have cameos), and there’s going to be 6 books in the series. In this tag, I’m going to focus on my WIP entitled, The Lilydale Line, which kind of came to life in 2014 (although it has a different name back then).
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Title: The Nowhere Girls
Author: Amy Reed
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism, Realistic Fiction
Published date: 10th October 2017
Published by: Simon Pulse
Trigger warning: Rape and sexual assault
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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