Friday, March 11, 2016

The Friday 56 (54) Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Synopsis from Goodreads...

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth... 

Eighteen-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 makes up a fake military background for herself and joins a class of norms who are on Earth for a year of practical history studies excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities. She wants to see their faces when they find out they’ve been fooled into thinking an ape girl was a norm. She isn’t expecting to make friends with the enemy, to risk her life to save norms, or to fall in love...

"'In an impact suit, I doubt they could do you a lot of harm, but your probably wouldn't enjoy them trying.'"--Earth Girl by Janet Edwards



Does Earth Girl sound like a book you would want to read? Or, what are you reading this week?

19 comments:

  1. Oh my word. That sounds different. Maybe a bit too different for me, but so interesting. Here's my Friday Book Hour

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  2. I nearly bought this a while back, it definitely intrigues me!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/friday-reads-11th-march-2016.html

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    1. Earth Girl has been on my TBR list for a long time. So, I was really excited to finally read it, and I ended up enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  3. This does sound interesting. This week I am featuring Uprooted by Naomi Novik which I thought was amazing. Happy reading!

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    1. I actually read Uprooted, and it was just okay for me. There were parts that I really liked about it, so it was a pretty good read. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  4. Probably not for me, but it does sound fascinating. Enjoy! Here's mine: “THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT”

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  5. This is definitely a bit more science fiction than I usually read but the premise sounds really interesting. It isn't one I'm immediately drawn to but it one if get if I saw it.

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  6. I'm not sure, I need more I think. :-)
    Happy weekend!

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    1. The concept was one of the reasons I enjoyed Earth Girl. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  8. Probably not my typical read, but it does sound unique. Happy reading!

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  9. Always looking for a different plot and I'm into a lot of science fiction lately. Should be good.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/03/11/the-friday-56-97-forest-of-memory-authenticities-and-captures/

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    1. I liked the way Edwards handled the world building. I think she did a good job on the science fiction aspect of the novel. I really enjoyed Earth Girl. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I actually read Earth Girl ages ago - I remember loving it so much!

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