I'M FROM NOWHERE
JANUARY 2016 from Soho Teen
A few weeks into her sophomore year at Ventura High School in California, everything is about to change for Wren Verlaine. It’s always been just Wren and her mother, Hannah, but when Hannah receives a reporting assignment that sends her to Greenland for six months, Wren is shipped off to Hardwick Hall, an old, prestigious boarding school back East.
For every ice queen like her suitemate Honor, who looks right through Wren like she doesn’t exist, there’s also a rower with adorably crinkly eyes (that would be Nick) or a friendly and funny fellow musician (like Chazzy). But just as Wren finally starts to settle in at Hardwick, clues begin appearing about the one secret her mother has ever kept from her—the identity of her father—and what Wren ultimately discovers threatens to turn her and her new world upside down.
"Wren's engaging voice combines with a strong sense of place... Warm and believably complex."
"Wren's efforts to find her voice as a singer/songwriter, make friends, and explore new hobbies at Hardwick Hall make for enjoyable reading."
"I'M FROM NOWHERE also contains twists to keep the reader guessing... the novel is a fresh take on the typical young adult novel... an engaging read that communicates a powerful message about the importance of identity, forgiveness and acceptance."
“Family secrets, music, boarding school, horses—I’M FROM NOWHERE has something for every reader. Suzanne Myers’ wonderful Wren captured me from page one—I loved this gem of a book.”
—Kim Culbertson, award-winning author of Catch a Falling Star
"Wren's voice -- so honest and straightforward -- won me over from the start. Get ready to fall in love with Wren Verlaine!"
—Jennifer E. Smith, bestselling author of The Statistical Probabilities of Love at First Sight
"A very good high school read: interesting main character, intriguing plot, romance and mystery – and, most important, well-written!"
-Youth Services Book Review
"Could not put it down. Well written and seductively intriguing, this novel was highly engaging from the start. Reminded me a little of Donna Tartt's The Secret History. I plowed through this book in a day and found it just fabulous."
-Amy Wallace, an Amazon reader