By A.J. Paquette
Macmillan, 2011. 246 pages. Fiction.
Luchi was born in a Thai prison to her American mother. When her mother passes away, Luchi has to leave the only home and family she’s ever known. Although her home was a jail cell and her family was made up of inmates, she is still sad to leave. She tries to find her way back to America, although the only clues she has to help her find any relatives are a cryptic letter and a storage unit key with a Thai address. Nowhere Girl is a very unique story about survival, one that I think boys might enjoy if you can get them to look beyond the cover. Luchi is a wonderful heroine for girls, especially those who like survival stories or the Asian flavor of Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai.