North of Nowhere
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North of Nowhere

By Liz Kessler
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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?
Paperback, 240 pages
Published on January 24, 2013 by Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
ISBN-10: 1444001531
ISBN-13: 9781444001532
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  • bibliophile
    bibliophile8/27/2014
    I thought this book was fresh and an exciting read. I want to say thank you DOGO for sending me this amazing book. A long time ago I read another book by Liz Kessler called A Year Without Autumn... I thought they both connected and related in some way...which I think Liz Kessler has a talented way for writing about fantasy, adventures, and time traveling of course. It's about a girl named Amelia, but she likes it Mia... she finds out her Grandad is missing, but at the same time she meets Dee (by a private diary), who talks about harsh weather in her island. But Mia doesn't see any storms at all! She meets another friend named Peter who disappeared, and her (Peter's) sister, Sal, is nervous about finding Peter, but is now friends with Mia. Later they uncover the secret meaning of truth and what happened to Luffsands. With help by a unique compass that plays a significant role in the story. Also in different chapters they're different perspectives, that gives you more of the details. Will they uncover the secret, that hid the truth about their family? Will they find Mia's Grandad and Peter? It's up to you to read and find out. Also one more thing after you read this amazing book, North of Nowhere, and if you enjoy it, you might want to read A Year Without Autumn. I'm just telling you both stories had a signifiant plot, character, fantasy, and time traveling... you should READ IT!!!!!
    • spinnypeeps
      spinnypeeps8/28/2014
      It's by Liz Kessler? No worries, I didn't read it, but I already love it! I Already read the Emily Windsnap series
    • lauraar
      lauraar8/17/2014
      looks scary cant belive it was my pprize
      • csheen
        csheen6/11/2014
        How long is it?
        • charis12
          charis123/22/2014
          This is a great book that includes mystery, adventure, and even time travel! This is a must read!
          • ikyra_marie
            ikyra_marie2/9/2014
            is there a movie gap430?
            • gap430
              gap4302/9/2014
              wanna watch this so bad
              • dutchessmarian1
                dutchessmarian11/9/20145 stars
                This is a extremely good book.It all seams normal till the last few chapters when it hits you what has actually read through out the book. Mia(Amelia) finds this diary written by D(how she signed the end page)and later meets a boy named Peter who all end up being someone else at the end. It is a perfectly written mystery story I would recommend this book for kids of all ages.
                • tpwatermelon
                  tpwatermelon11/14/2013
                  My sister received this book from the Summer Reading Club. At first I thought it was going to be another boring girl book, but it was really suspenseful and a book even I couldn't put down. Thanks from both of us for sending it!
                  • Crazy awesome129/29/2013
                    North to go!
                    • maxmoe23
                      maxmoe239/10/2013
                      I love Liz Kessler, read all her other books!

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