Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Title: Wilder Girls
Author: Rory Power
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368

Content Warnings: graphic violence, body horror, gore, on page character death, parental death, animal death, self harm, food scarcity, starvation, emesis, chemical gassing, suicide and suicidal ideation, non-consensual medical treatment

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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.

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