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Earth Girl

(2012)
(The first book in the Earth Girl series)
A novel by

 
 
A sensational YA science fiction debut from an exciting new British author. Jarra is stuck on Earth while the rest of humanity portals around the universe. But can she prove to the norms that she's more than just an Earth Girl?

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-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 invents a fake background for herself - as a normal child of Military parents - and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra's role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates - a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going.

A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety - no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter.

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Used availability for Janet Edwards's Earth Girl

Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Earth Girl
Author(s): Janet Edwards
ISBN: 1-61614-765-2 / 978-1-61614-765-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Earth Girl (Earth Girl Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Janet Edwards
ISBN: 0-00-744349-8 / 978-0-00-744349-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Earth Girl
Author(s): Janet Edwards
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Earth Girl
Author(s): Janet Edwards
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Earth Girl
Author(s): Janet Edwards
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Earth Girl (Earth Girl series Book 1)
Author(s): Janet Edwards
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   


August 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Earth Girl
Author(s): Janet Edwards
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA