Sunday, July 7, 2019

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Hetty is at a school on an island when illness breaks out.  First some of the teachers die.  Then it starts affecting the students.  Some live through it and some die.  They are quarantined and can't go home.  They also can't go outside the fence.  The forest and animals have been affected by the Tox, too.  Everybody and every thing is evolving...

Delacorte Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published July 9th. 

Life is uncertain.  At any moment one of the girls can have a fit as the Tox works on them.  They are never sure if she will survive or not.  They are waiting for a cure but it's been 18 months already...

When Hetty's best friend goes missing, she's determined to find her.

Hetty gets picked to join the outdoor crew that goes after supplies.  They have little food and depend on these shipments.  As she watches her supervisor throw half of it away, she wonders what is going on.  She's told it was expired food but it didn't look bad to her. She finds the woodland creatures have changed.  Even the deer have teeth and will attack...

The next shipment they get consists of one crate, holding a cylinder of deadly gas.  They've written them off.

Things get very tense from here on.  One supervisor kills herself.  A bear tries to break into the building.  The head mistress betrays them and more.

If you read this book, you won't be bored.

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