At a remote island boarding school for girls off the coast of Maine, a mysterious illness dubbed the Tox has left the students and teachers indefinitely quarantined and irrevocably altered both physically and mentally. Feminist, gothic, and queer, this entirely original YA debut isn’t for the faint of heart.— Melanie
Will not be everyone's cup of tea post-pandemic (the book was published just before it). A group of girls try to survive in their abandoned boarding school as a monstrous disease destroys the planet. Unusually bleak and unvarnished for YA in its behavioral realism.— Aurora
“Set at a girls boarding school off the coast of Maine, Wilder Girls explores the lengths to which a group of teen girls will go to survive their own mutating bodies and the vicious wilderness on the island where they are quarantined due to a mysterious contagion called the Tox. Unapologetically brutal, this feminist horror story is both a mystery unraveling and an action-packed thriller, showing humanity’s desperation as the girls try to survive and save those they love most. A stunning debut by a powerful new voice.”
— Hanna Yost, Northshire Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY
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