Earth Girl (Paperback)
  • Earth Girl (Paperback)

Earth Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/08/2012
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A sensational YA science fiction debut from an exciting new British author. Jarra is stuck on Earth while the rest of humanity portals around the universe. But can she prove to the norms that she's more than just an Earth Girl? 2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can't travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She's an 'ape', a 'throwback', but this is one ape girl who won't give in. Jarra invents a fake background for herself - as a normal child of Military parents - and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra's role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates - a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going. A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety - no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007443499

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“Couldn't even get past ch.1”

I really couldn't tell you if this book is worth reading as it was too much effort to get past chapter 1. The attempt at replicating teenage girls speech was just too painful and I gave up after page 6. I think I... More

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15th August 2012
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“Great pace!”

This is a pretty good book, based on a great premise tackling a very (sadly) common issue.

I really like the book and thought that the premise was fantastic, the setting was brilliant and the way it dealt with issues... More

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11th August 2012
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“An enjoyable look into the future”

I have read a few science fiction books in my time, mainly of the John Wyndham type, and approached this book with mixed feelings, not knowing where it would pitch itself.

I was pleasantly surprised by Earth Girl,... More

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