Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
2014 Everybody Reads Selection
Everybody Writes is a writing contest in celebration of the Everybody READS! 2014 book selection Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin. The deadline for entries is October 20, 2014. Prizes for the top three essays. Download the entry form and rules here.
CUT meets HATCHET in this lacerating debut about girls, knives, and redemption. The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and themselves. Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia's friend. But everyone has their secrets--their "Things" they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.