So remember when we posted the cover reveal for This Mortal Coil last Tuesday and we said it was the last reveal? We lied. Not intentionally, of course—we’d never deliberately deceive you good readers of Riveted—but there always seems to be one more upcoming book waiting in the wings for it’s reveal moment. THIS one really should be the last (but don’t hold us to that just in case)!
Today we wanted to give you a peek at the cover of Amy Reed’s The Nowhere Girls, coming out October 10. You may have already spotted it’s striking cover floating around on the interwebs since it was actually revealed last Friday on Bustle. In case you missed it though, we had to post it again here on Riveted for you because this is an important book, one we think you’re going to care about.
The Nowhere Girls is a searing, timely story about three misfit girls who come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew. In the process, they change the misogynist culture at their high school and start a movement that will transform the lives of everyone around them.
It’s a book that will sit comfortably on bookshelves among the likes of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak and Amber Smith’s The Way I Used to Be. In fact, Amber Smith has already blurbed the book, gushing: “The Nowhere Girls cuts straight to the core of rape culture—fully exploring its destructive nature through a cast of girls who find their voices, and their strength, as they unite in a quest for justice. With rare insight and profound authenticity, Amy Reed has crafted a masterfully fierce, stirring, and deeply empowering story of hope and courage.”
More than ever, teens need to know that a position of power doesn’t make it acceptable to grab a woman and take what you want from her and this is the book to show them that perspective.
Now take a look at the cover and book description below!
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.