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Wilder Girls

Rory Power

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Macmillan Children's Books
09 July 2019
Thrillers (Children's&YA); Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's&YA); Romance & relationships stories (Children's&YA); School stories (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's&YA)
The Power meets We Were Liars in Rory Power's compelling, visceral and completely unputdownable YA debut about survival and the power of female friendships.

Everyone loses something to the Tox; Hetty lost her eye, Reese's hand has changed, and Byatt just disappeared completely.

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put in quarantine. The Tox turned the students strange and savage, the teachers died off one by one. Cut off from the mainland, the girls don't dare wander past the school's fence where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure as the Tox takes; their bodies becoming sick and foreign, things bursting out of them, bits missing.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her best friend, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie in the wilderness past the fence. As she digs deeper, she learns disturbing truths about her school and what else is living on Raxter Island. And that the cure might not be a cure at all . . .
By:   Rory Power
Imprint:   Macmillan Children's Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9781529021288
ISBN 10:   1529021286
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   09 July 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rory Power grew up in New England, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for TV adaptation. She received a Masters in Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia and thinks fondly of her time there, partially because she learned a lot but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus. Wilder Girls is her debut novel.

Reviews for Wilder Girls

Your new favourite book. * Cosmopolitan * A feminist, LGBT+, sci-fi-horror story with all the tantalizing elements of gore, mystery, war, and love you can ask for. Real, flawed, brave girls against a world gone mad. A shudderingly good read! -- Dawn Kurtagich, author of <i>Teeth in the Mist</i> A groundbreaking speculative story - brutal and beautiful, raw and unflinching. -- Emily Suvada, author of <i>This Mortal Coil</i> The perfect kind of story for our current era * Hypable * Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I'm convinced we're about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star. -- Jeff VanderMeer, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Annihilation</i> Wilder Girls is the bold, imaginative, emotionally wrenching horror novel of my dreams - one that celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships. An eerie, unforgettable triumph. -- Claire Legrand, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Furyborn</i> Power's evocative, haunting, and occasionally gruesome debut will challenge readers to ignore its bewitching presence. * Booklist, Starred Review * This gritty, lush debut chronicling psychological and environmental tipping points . . . weaves a chilling narrative that disrupts readers' expectations through an expertly crafted, slow-burn reveal of the deadly consequences of climate change . . . Part survival thriller, part post-apocalyptic romance, and part ecocritical feminist manifesto, a staggering gut punch of a book. * Kirkus, Starred Review *


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