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Wilder Girls

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An instant New York Times bestseller, Wilder Girls is Rory Power's visceral and unputdownable YA debut. The Power meets We Were Liars in this compelling story of survival and the power of female friendships.

Everyone loses something to the Tox; Hetty lost her eye, Reese's hand has changed, and Byatt just disappeared completely.

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put in quarantine. The Tox turned the students strange and savage, the teachers died off one by one. Cut off from the mainland, the girls don’t dare wander past the school’s fence where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure as the Tox takes; their bodies becoming sick and foreign, things bursting out of them, bits missing.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her best friend, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie in the wilderness past the fence. As she digs deeper, she learns disturbing truths about her school and what else is living on Raxter Island. And that the cure might not be a cure at all . . .

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Rory Power grew up in New England, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for TV adaptation. She received a Masters in Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia and thinks fondly of her time there, partially because she learned a lot but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus.
Wilder Girls is her debut novel.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Altersempfehlung 12 - 15
Erscheinungsdatum 11.07.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5290-2128-8
Verlag Pan Macmillan
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/2,7 cm
Gewicht 262 g
Verkaufsrang 722
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Buchhändler-Empfehlungen

"We’ve all lost things, eyes and hands and last names."

Luka Ewald, Thalia-Buchhandlung Karlsruhe

I was drawn to this book by ist breathtaking cover and thankfully, the story doesn’t disappoint. To be frank, this not a book for people who like to have every last question answered, but everyone else is in for a fantastic ride. While Hetty is the main protagonist, sometimes the viewpoint switches to her best friend Byatt – and my god, am I in love with the Byatt chapters. The writing style changes drastically and Byatt isn’t always what you’d call a nice girl: instead, there’s this raw, unfiltered and ultimately human character. Every relationship in this novel is unique and it is disturbing what the Tox, the isolation and starvation does to these girls. Highly recommended!

Fast Paced Surrealism

Cassandra Trillhose, Thalia-Buchhandlung Berlin

Flew through the entire book in just one train ride. I would describe it as a queer, genre bending boarding school novel meets survival novel. Hints of magical realism and dystopia were also prominent throughout. I would recommend it to readers, who enjoyed Jeff Vandermeer's "Annihilation"/ Southern Reach series, as the mood and atmosphere is very similar.

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"We don't get to choose what hurts us"
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 14.01.2020
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

After 18 months in quarantine, the Tox had changed their lifes completely. They fight for their food, their clothes and most importantly they try not to die. Some girls are missing parts of their bodies, others now have gills or a second spine. The Tox takes and gives, but if you're to weak to accept those "gifts" it kills you. ... After 18 months in quarantine, the Tox had changed their lifes completely. They fight for their food, their clothes and most importantly they try not to die. Some girls are missing parts of their bodies, others now have gills or a second spine. The Tox takes and gives, but if you're to weak to accept those "gifts" it kills you. "It's like that, with all of us here. Sick, strange, and we don't know why. Things bursting out of us, bits missing and pieces sloughing off, and then we harden and smooth over." The premise is really interesting and I also love this gorgeous cover, but this book has left me with so many questions. The ending was very abrupt and kept looking for more pages, because if this is it, I'm not sure what to think about it all. I'm kind of disappointed. There were so many interesting things happening in this extraordinary world, but the author kept picking up new story lines as if she got bored with the rest of the book and didn't want to dive further into her ideas. Still it is a very atmospheric horror novel with a beautiful writing style. Also it deals with unnatural physical deformations that might weird you out, so be warned.

Fazit: Wurde leider immer wie schlechter
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 05.10.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Persönliche Meinung Das Buch klang mega vielversprechend und soo viele haben es auch schon in den Himmel gelobt, ich habe mich regelrecht darauf gefreut es zu lesen. Die ersten paar Kapitel waren extrem eklig und abstoßend und ganz und gar nichts für schwache Nerven. Hetty beschreibt den „Virus“ den die Mädchen befallen hat un... Persönliche Meinung Das Buch klang mega vielversprechend und soo viele haben es auch schon in den Himmel gelobt, ich habe mich regelrecht darauf gefreut es zu lesen. Die ersten paar Kapitel waren extrem eklig und abstoßend und ganz und gar nichts für schwache Nerven. Hetty beschreibt den „Virus“ den die Mädchen befallen hat und was es mit ihnen angestellt hat und eeww! Das legt sich dann aber mit der Zeit. Wir lernen Hetty, Byatt und Reese kennen und auch ein paar der anderen Figuren. Wobei ich leider keinen den Charakteren besonders sympathisch oder faszinierend fand. Die Geschichte wechselt irgendwann auch zu Byatts Sicht, was ich erst für sehr vielversprechend hielt, danach aber gar nicht genau wusste, wieso die Autorin das so gemacht hat. Die Geschichte hat grundsätzlich einen hohen Spannungsfaktor und ist ein Page Turner, auch wenn ich ein bisschen Mühe mit dem Schreibstil hatte. Was genau mich störte, kann ich nicht sagen, aber ich fand es manchmal etwas anstrengend. Und halt eben: die Charaktere… Ich fand auch die Beziehung untereinander mehr als Fragwürdig. Diese Abhängigkeit und verdrehte Liebe. Irgendetwas hat mich gestört. «It’s like that, with all of us here. Sick, strange, and we don’t know why. Things bursting out of us, bits missing and pieces sloughing off, and then we harden and smooth over.» So und dann, als es immer wie spannender wurde, kippt das ganze und wird in zwei Sätzen aufgelöst und Ende. Ich habe es ja kommen sehen. Ich habe schon geahnt, dass es so enden würde, aber dass die Autorin es dann tatsächlich so gemacht hat? Das hat dem ganzen Buch leider einen mega fahlen Beigeschmack gegeben. Mini Spoiler Am allerschlimmsten, noch schlimmer als dieses dumme, offene, ungeklärte, Ende, fand ich die Tatsache, wie Hetty einfach die Mädels bei diesem Bären zurücklässt und abhaut, nachdem sie sich so sehr für die Girls eingesetzt hatte. Hä?! Was habe ich hier verpasst? Mini Spoiler ende «Byatt’s carved her initials over and over. BW. BW. BW. She does that everywhere. On the bunk, on her desk in every class we had, on the trees in the grove by the water. Marking Raxter as hers, and sometimes I think if she asked, I’d let her do the same to me.» Einfach nur schade, die Geschichte war so vielversprechend, aber es wirkte fast so, als hätte die Autorin keine Lust mehr gehabt… schade, schade, schade... Fazit: Wurde leider immer wie schlechter

Quarantine Island
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 18.07.2019
Bewertet: Format: eBook (ePUB)

It's been over a year since any of the students of Raxter School for Girls have been off their little island. They were put under quarantine when a mysterious disease - the Tox - started spreading like wildfire. Horrible malformations, unbearable pains and death have been their constant companions since. When Hetty's best friend... It's been over a year since any of the students of Raxter School for Girls have been off their little island. They were put under quarantine when a mysterious disease - the Tox - started spreading like wildfire. Horrible malformations, unbearable pains and death have been their constant companions since. When Hetty's best friend goes missing, she has to decide between breaking quarantine in order to find her and staying put and never learn what happened to her. I had high hopes for "Wilder Girls" and was determined to love it, but I couldn't quite get into it in the end. The author tells a story that should be horrifying and intriguing, but unfortunately did not manage to captivate me at all. Furthermore, I did not really care for any of the characters, which always dampens my reading experience. I can't put my finger on why I felt this way, though. "Wilder Girls" just wasn't for me. Even though I did not enjoy this book as much as I hoped I would, I think it will find its following. Teen girls left alone on a disease-ridden island is a promising premise after all.