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Publisher Description


"The perfect kind of story for our current era."Hypable

From the author of Burn Our Bodies Down, a feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before.

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

And don't miss Rory Power's second novel, Burn Our Bodies Down!

Praise for Wilder Girls:


"Take Annihilation, add a dash of Contagion, set it at an all-girls' academy, and you'll arrive at Rory Power's occasionally shocking and always gripping Wilder Girls."--Refinery29

"This thrilling saga...is sure to be one of the season's most talked-about books, in any genre."--EW

"Fresh and horrible and beautiful....readers will be consumed and altered by Wilder Girls."--NPR

Young Adult
July 9
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ratthot ,

Hard to put down

Right away I was in love. I loved the atmosphere and characters, its like nothing I’ve read before. I feel like some people are being too harsh, as I personally didn’t find it boring or hard to get through, though I guess that just goes down to preference. I read this book in just one sitting, I had trouble putting it down!

The only things that disappointed me were Hetty’s and Reese’ relationship and the ending. I just felt like their relationship started so fast and finished even faster? And overall I just wish it would have been more present throughout the book. And like a lot of people have said, the ending left much to be desired. I was surprised when I turned the page to just see the acknowledgements, as I was expecting at least 30 more pages.

Other than that I loved this book!

DanieleRae ,


I love feminist horror, but this was just boring.

Ginoeda ,


This is an incredibly unique book. I hate that word but it's true. It's not like any other book I've read. Some may say it's dry, but I think it encapsulates the main character's emotions and feelings perfectly. As for the ending, it wasn't really conclusive about anything, but I think it fits and it's part of the charm. I read this book in 2 days because I really couldn't put it down. The subtle hints of romance but not making it the main point was appreciated as well. It was done in a way that didn't feel forced or underdone at all. I would definitely recommend this book.

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