A dystopian female “Lord of the Flies” perfect for anyone looking for a quarantine book during COVID-10 quarantine.
READ IF YOU…
- Want a dystopian with female teenagers
- Are looking for a book on being quarantined
- Like books about being used for scientific experimentation by the government
Title: Wilder Girls | Author: Rory Power Rating: 3/5
I was itching for a good dystopian, quanratine book and after hearing about Wilder Girls for a while, decided to try it.
It’s certainly a Lord of the Flies variation, where teenage girls sent to a boarding school, Raxter School for Girls, on an island are forced to quarantine after they fall ill to the Tox – a disease that uniquely targets each girl. Some end up with a scaled-over eye, others end up with clawed hands. Some don’t survive.
What the girls don’t know is the government that supposedly is trying to help them – by sending food, clothing, and other supplies – may not be as innocent as the girls think.
The storyline follows the typical government experimentation plot, producing teens that have superpowers – except the superpowers are dubious at best, and painful in the least.
Overall, I enjoyed Wilder Girls and thought it was a great YA dystopian. I did hope for a bit more than government running experiments on hapless teens, but the writing was good, the characters were likable enough, and there was a twist that I didn’t expect.