What would it be like being born into a fugitive family? Moving constantly from town to town, continent to continent. Changing names and backstories just as often. With no roots or long-term friends, would you just be a Nowhere Girl?
“I know my father’s laws by heart, because it is what we all believe: always be loyal to our family—for we will never betray each other. Trust no one—they are outsiders. And be a criminal—but be a noble one. These are the rules we live by. An unbreakable outlaw code.“
Wow, the author has lived a fascinating—yet ultimately stressful—life! It’s not all adventure and exotic locales. For Harbhajan just wants to fit in. As a blond Viking-looking Sikh, it won’t be easy. And then, after many more moves in as many years, Harbhajan’s family starts to fall apart.
Nowhere Girl is a compelling look into an unusual lifestyle. The author’s tone is perfect. Like a best friend is telling you her life story along with closely held secrets. There are many twists and turns along the way.
If you like reading memoirs and stories about interesting families, Nowhere Girl is a must read. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Algonquin Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.