Earth Girl
Earth Girl
Earth Girl
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A sensational YA science fiction debut from an exciting new British author! Just because she's confined to the planet, doesn't mean she can't reach for the stars. 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.

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  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Jarra is an 18 year old ape (meaning she can not live on other planets). On Earth are all the people who can not live elsewhere . When you turn 18 on Earth, you can go to college or live with a fixed income anyway. Jarra wants to go to an off world school. She does take history at Asgard university for her first year, but only because it is on Earth. Not reavealing her true identity is crucial. Will her friends ever learn the truth? Will her new boyfriend? Find out in this exciting novel by Janet Edwards.

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After Jarra, a handicapped Ape girl, who is stuck on Earth because she can’t portal to any other worlds like anyone else, applies for a foundation course at University Asgard, an off-world college, she starts her course at a New York dig site on Earth.  She later becomes a tag leader for Team 1, the best position in the best group she can possibly be with.  Jarra has already made a false background for herself, “Jarra the Military Kid” or “JMK”.  When Jarra falls in love, she knows she’s in trouble.  She can’t marry a human who i

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Earth Girl, set hundreds of years in the future, offers a stunning vision of humanity’s future. We can regrow limbs, we have marvelous technology, and we have colonized many other planets. In a matter of seconds, we can transport between these planets  through special portals…. All except for the taboo “apes,” humans who were born without the immune system needed to survive on other planets. They are abandoned at birth on Earth.

Earth Girl takes place in the year 2789 where "portaling" between planets is a part of daily life for the people whose bodies can handle it. People who are unable to travel to other worlds and have to live on Earth are considered handicapped and are occasionally treated poorly by those who can use portals. Even though handicapped people are guaranteed a job, home, and money from the governent a handicapped girl named Jarra is still angered by the way "normal" people treat them.

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Jarra has always wanted to go off of Earth and study at an off-Earth school. Unfortunatly, she was born with a set of lungs that could not breath the air that was on other planets, and has been restricted to stay on Earth. Determined, she enrolls in a off-Earth school that studies old cities on Earth. After she starts studing with the other students, she soon develops a strong connection to them, which she was not expecting. Follow Jarra through her adventure of romance, action, secrets, and lies.

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