The Girls of No Return

by Erin Saldin

The Girls of No Return

Hardcover, 345 pages, Scholastic, List Price: $17.99 | purchase

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Attending a remote school in the wilds of northern Idaho where teen girls strive to escape their histories and personal demons, Lida forges tentative friendships with fierce local girl Elsa, suspiciously well-adjusted Jules and glamorous Gia, whose respective secrets clash during a volatile wilderness trek.

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Set against the extreme backdrop of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, Erin Saladin's debut novel explores the connections between teen girls at a wilderness reform school. In the language of the Alice Marshall School, every girl has her "Thing," whether it's starting fires, stealing jewelry, drinking or something darker, and heroine Lida wants to keep hers a secret. After being unwillingly dropped off by her father and stepmother, the last thing that Lida expects is to

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