I guess it’s no longer secret:

October 4, 2017

Television rights Amy Reed’s THE NOWHERE GIRLS, about three girls who 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, to Management 360 (GAME OF THRONES, STEVE JOBS), by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates on behalf of Amy Tipton of Signature Literary Agency.

Books read this month: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed, Far from the Tree by Robin Benway, Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan, Top Ten by Katie Cotugno, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (ft. my cute little Rey)

ALWAYS gonna be here for YA books where girls get revenge against sexual assaulters.

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed (October 10, 2017)

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.

Hugh Jackman and more honor Wolverine co-creator Len Wein

Wein, who was also co-creator of Swamp Thing and who revived many Marvel and DC Comics superheroes, died on Sept. 10. Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, Amy Berg, Peyton Reed, Kevin Smith, Harry Knowles, and more pay their respects. 

Read more in my CNET article here.

We get so high we can feel invincible and perfect, but the feeling never lasts. Gravity always wins, and we fall fast, to a place lower and darker than many people will probably ever know. And the crazy thing is that this is just normal for us. We cycle through these extremes all the time, and it’s become as natural as breathing. Exhausting, but natural.
—  Amy Reed, Clean
Before there was Cocaine or vodka or sex or any of that, there was fantasy. There was escape. That was my first addiction. I remember being a little kid and imagining everything different, myself different. How did I get the idea in my head at age eight that everything was better somewhere else? Why would a child have a hole inside that can’t get full no matter what she does? The real world could never make me happy, so I retreated to the world inside my head. And as I grew, as the real world proved itself more and more painful, the fantasy world expanded.
—  Amy Reed, Clean