North of Nowhere
North of Nowhere
North of Nowhere
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Emily Windsnap series comes a captivating adventure about family, friendship, and the bonds that bridge time.The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery: Mia’s grandad has vanished, and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mom rush to Porthaven to help her grandmother, Mia imagines long dreary days with no one to talk to except for the old-time fisherman at her grandparents’ pub. But that’s before Mia finds a diary on an empty, docked fishing boat and starts exchanging notes with a local girl named Dee, a girl who seems much like her. Mia is excited about having a new friend, but why do their plans to meet each other never materialize? And why does Dee claim to be stuck at home due to violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? Will Mia be able to solve the mystery of where — and when — her grandfather and friend might be before time and tide forever wash away their futures?

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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In the book North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler, Mia goes to stay with her grandmother in Porthaven because her grandfather has disappeared. In Porthaven, Mia has no friends and her mother is busy trying to comfort her grandmother. One day she wanders onto an old boat in the harbor. On the boat she finds a diary from a girl named Dee. She and Dee write to each other in the diary almost every day. They plan to meet but everytime they are supposed to meet something happens and they don't get to meet each other. Finally, Mia meets Peter and he becomes her friend.

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The book "North of Nowhere" is a fantastic book.  It involves both mystery and comedy in some parts.  With out telling you the whole book here is a summary: a girl named Mia lives in a city, but when her grandad goes missing every thing changes.  Mia has to suffer through a couple of weeks in a small town named Porhaven.  She is trying to make friends with a local girl and her name is Dee. Will she ever find her grandad and make friends? 

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