The Girl From Everywhere

The Girl From Everywhere

Book - 2016
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Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's pirate ship, but when he gambles with her very existence, it all may come to an end.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780062380753
0062380753
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hei
Characteristics: 454 pages ; 22 cm

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CRRL_RachelPlacchetti Aug 02, 2016

Time travel adventure set in Hawaii? And, with a strong female lead? I'm so here for this book! I love the blend of sci-fi and mythology, and the sweet romance between Nix and Kashmir. Keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel!


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darladoodles
Mar 16, 2017

I was intrigued by the premise of a time-travelling ship and thought this story sounded like great fun. It was an enjoyable tale overall, but I found my self rereading parts of the story as I often felt I had missed something. Only to find later in the story that a tidbit was dropped to fill in that missing piece.

Perhaps it was just a problem of pacing and letting those story details out at the right times. There are many who loved this book and others who felt like I did. It might be that it just appeals more to certain personality types than others.

I did think it the plot for this first book was wrapped up in such a fashion that gave closure yet made you want to see what happens next. I'll give the next book a try -- perhaps I will find out more about his story as well.

AL_LAURA Feb 07, 2017

Awesome time travel adventure involving ships and maps, the author definitely did her research!

JCLCourtneyS Jan 30, 2017

I really liked the world-building, the idea of Navigation, and the characters in this one. I found it very, very slow going for some reason, which meant that I enjoyed it a lot more when I was finished than I did when I was reading it. But it was worth the time!

AL_CATHERINE Sep 19, 2016

A diverse main character, an adventure with time-traveling pirates, a golem army, what more do you need in a book?! I loved it! And highly recommend the audio version fans of audiobooks!

Time travel adventure set in Hawaii? And, with a strong female lead? I'm so here for this book! I love the blend of sci-fi and mythology, and the sweet romance between Nix and Kashmir. Keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel!

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SashaE
Jul 31, 2016

I didn't really like it, I just couldn't get into it, I ended up skipping to the last page.

A time-travelling, swash-buckling, female driven narrative with multicultural non-cookie cutter characters. Hooray!

litriocht Jun 01, 2016

Finally, I have a read-alike to hand to readers of A. S. King's Dust of 100 Dogs! Both King's and Heilig's works are atypical pirate narratives with a strong female character and a supernatural element. In The Girl from Everywhere, fresh maps are needed in order to travel through time to real or imagined places. Expect a sequel.

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Blue_Crow_2
May 21, 2016

Whew it's been a while since I read anything so it took me a while to finish this book (I really need to learn some self-control around netflix...). I really liked The Girl From Everywhere. The main character, Nix, is both strong and vulnerable. She's well-developed, and I could sympathize with her. I also really liked her relationship with Kashmir. It was realistic and sweet and based on a real friendship, unlike the silly romances in most YA novels where the hottest guy imaginable sweeps a girl off her feet.

It might have been because I took so long to read it (and maybe also because my concentration wasn't so good at the time) but towards the end all of the time-traveling and paradoxes got rather hard to follow. I just went with the flow and kept reading because trying to figure out the logistics was too difficult. I still really enjoyed the novel, and would recommend it those interested in topics such as time travel, the past/regrets, and family.

LPL_MiriamW May 05, 2016

Have you ever spent time looking at maps? Not just google maps, but printed maps, old maps of America, your town, the plot of land where you live, or ones made by early explorers traveling to new and distant lands? This book will inspire you to give those maps another look. In this original story, a band of misfits travel not only all over the world but through time as well. And they do it all with just an everyday map. The trouble is that only Nix's father, who is obsessed with using the maps to change something in his own past, knows how it works and the rest of travelers are just along for the ride. His daughter, Nix, isn’t so sure her father's plan will work out well for her. An unusual fantasy about loss, family, a little romance, and finding your place in the world.

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