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Wilder Girls

by Rory Power

Wilder Girls by Rory Power X
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
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  • First Published:
    Jul 2019, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2, 2020, 368 pages

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Michelle Anya Anjirbag
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Powers' debut is a thrilling dystopian drama about a mysterious viral outbreak at an all-girls boarding school.

In Rory Power's Wilder Girls, the Raxter School for Girls, located on Raxter Island off the coast of Maine, has been quarantined for 18 months, and Hetty and her two friends Byatt and Reese are trying to navigate their new reality. No one knows how the mysterious illness called the Tox started, or what it even is. They just know that first the teachers started to die, and then the girls became infected with something that made their bodies foreign to them. Even the island is beginning to change. Cut off from the world in every regard and confined to the school grounds by a quarantine, the life the girls knew at Raxter has been completely upended. Only the Boat Shift ­– the girls who collect supplies from the docks when they are intermittently dropped off from the outside world – can leave the grounds, and when Hetty is put on it, her perception of their situation is...

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