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Hardcover Wilder Girls Book

ISBN: 0525645586

ISBN13: 9780525645580

Wilder Girls

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"Celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships. An eerie, unforgettable triumph." --Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn " 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, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best...

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Started good but eventually, it turns out that this book was not for me

If I didn't have to read and review this book, I honestly wouldn't have finished it. Needless to say, "Wilder Girls" started out interesting. I thought I was going to like it especially when I liked the relationships between certain characters (more than the characters themselves). Unfortunately, "Wilder Girls" just wasn't a book for me. I think "Wilder Girls" would've been a book I might have enjoyed if we were still in the "Maze Runner" era or the era where dystopia YA was still pretty popular. Right now, I am just not feeling it. I didn't feel like I enjoyed reading this book despite the author's beautiful writing. Now, don't get me wrong, this book was pretty awesome for a debut YA novel. However, I'd say the writing "saved" this book but the story did not. Now that I'm a bit older, I'm more conscious about the books I'm reading. I like to think about the "where," "why," and the "how's" of what I'm reading. I like to think deep or beyond what was being portrayed/showed in the story. In "Wilder Girls," the reader does not get all the answers, or the answers were wrapped up in a convoluted way. In fact, it was pretty messy to the point that I'm actually doubting these characters or whether they know or understand what was going on. There had also been a point where some characters knew what was happening but it just made ZERO sense to me on how they arrived to that conclusion. It just didn't make sense how they would understand the science behind the Tox just by looking at diagrams and scientific information. I can't even recall a time the girls in the boarding school were actually studying. They were just hunting, trying to survive, etc. There really wasn't enough backstory or substantial backstory for me to even understand what was happening. At the same time, I don't know what the meaning is behind this story. This book seemed to be purely plot based just to show a horror and queer story. I couldn't find anything substantial in the book besides the relationships. All I'm saying is that while I'm reading this book, I can't help but think: "what's the point?" All in all, this was a slow and less cohesive story with a pretty cover but ultimately it just wasn't for me.

Chilling Story!

This was quite the chilling story with the virus called the Tox changing and killing the girls of Raxter and their fight for survival, not only against the virus, but also against those on the outside of their small island. It was fascinating to me to read about the changes that the virus was making to the girls and the wildlife and the woods on the island. I wish there had been more explanation about how the virus came to be, rather than the quick blurb at the end. I hope that there is another book written too because this book was good but kind of leaves you hanging and I want to know more about what happens to Hetty, Reese, and Byatt. They lived in a harsh world and I hope that things turn out better for them sooner or later.
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