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Earth Girl

Edwards, Janet (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Earth Girl
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Only the disabled are living on Earth in 2788. Eighteen-year-old Jarra decides she wants to prove to the norms that she is the same as they are.
Authors: Edwards, Janet, 1958-
Title: Earth girl
Publisher: Amherst, New York :, Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books,, 2013.
Characteristics: 263 pages ; ,23 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Title page verso: "First published: London: Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2012".
Summary: Only the disabled are living on Earth in 2788. Eighteen-year-old Jarra decides she wants to prove to the norms that she is the same as they are.
ISBN: 1616147652
9781616147655
Statement of Responsibility: Janet Edwards
Subject Headings: Children with disabilities Abuse of Fiction. Children with disabilities Abuse of Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Science fiction.
Topical Term: Children with disabilities
Children with disabilities
LCCN: 2012044570
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Jul 17, 2014
  • megaskier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is a science fiction book set in the future, where most humans live on other planets, and Earth is practically deserted. Some people, however, have a genetic mutation that does not allow them to travel to other planets. Deemed ‘apes’ and ‘throwbacks’ by the rest of humanity, they are secluded and looked down upon. But Jarra, an ‘ape’, wants to prove to the ‘norms’ that apes are just as good as them. She goes undercover in a history class that is excavating ruins on Earth, planning to reveal herself at the right moment and laugh in their faces. What she does not plan is to make friends, learn more than she could have ever dreamed of, and possibly even fall in love….
Read if you like science fiction, books set in the future, strong female characters, Uglies, Divergent, etc

Mar 03, 2014
  • innocentsmom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a wonderful story. I couldn't wait and bought the next book from England. It's not available here yet. This story brings about a society that is believable and relatable. The handicap that traps her on Earth is her salvation. Loved it.

Jan 16, 2014
  • ElizabethHartnett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is by far the best futuristic novel that I have ever read.

Dec 23, 2013
  • WilliamFVRL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well-paced and with heaps of ingenuity and a nearly spotless internal continuity, Earth Girl manages to be both enjoyable and believable while avoiding many of the common plot elements that both SF&F and YA books are prone to. Probably my favorite YA book to date and definitely worth a read.

Sep 04, 2013
  • ilovebooks_purple rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved how the author was able to create a whole new world and still have the book be only 358 pages long. Some things were confusing, but I thought that the storyline was incredible. Many post apocalyptic books amaze me. This is one of them. In this book, everything was different: speech, people, Earth, even the universe. I don't think I have read another book where Earth isn't the only place that is inhabited. The ending was quite well written too. There were no crazy cliffhangers, but enough so that the reader knows that there will be a next book. I also love the cover. All those pretty shades of green and blue... Anyways, I recommend this book for all dystopian fans out there! I am most likely going to read the second book.

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Feb 24, 2014
  • mkastar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mkastar thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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