290 pp • ISBN 978-1-63388-092-4
Hardcover • $17.99
Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portaling to other planets.
Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe - but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds.
On top of everything, the first alien artifact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth - or else the alien artifact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars - but never to reach them?
Praise for Earth Girl:
“Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out.”
- Kirkus STARRED REVIEW
“Tired of bitter, angst-ridden heroines and their associated dark dystopias? Look no further than Edwards’ refreshing debut.” - Booklist STARRED REVIEW
“With a dash of action, sprinkling of romance, some teenage angst and a couple of collapsing skyscrapers, this novel contains everything you could possibly want to grab a teenage reader and keep them utterly enthralled.” -Starburst
“A break from the norms.” - SFX
“In her debut novel, Janet Edwards has created an authentic futuristic world with enough history and adventure to keep readers captivated.”
- Amazon Kindle Editors’ Pick - August Book of the Month 2012
“Earth Girl delivers a shiny future you’ll actually want to live in - perhaps the first true utopian YA. Refreshingly original with big ideas and even bigger surprises, this thrilling novel is firmly grounded in complex and compelling characters.”
- E. C. Myers, author of Quantum Coin