Renee’s review of The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

49f5f3cd-d73a-4adc-b6e9-cb40275305fb-_cb300381115_Nix has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. Her father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

I really enjoyed The Girl From Everywhere. The main character, Nix, is both strong and vulnerable. She’s well-developed, and I could sympathize with her. I also really liked her relationship with Kashmir. It was realistic and sweet and based on a real friendship, unlike the silly romances in most YA novels where the hottest guy imaginable sweeps a girl off her feet. It might have been because I took so long to read it (and maybe also because my concentration wasn’t so good at the time) but towards the end all of the time-traveling and paradoxes got rather hard to follow. I just went with the flow and kept reading because trying to figure out the logistics was too difficult. I still really enjoyed the novel, and would recommend it those interested in topics such as time travel, the past/regrets, and family.

Renee rates this book 3/5 Stars.  Congratulations on your graduation, Renee!