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Wilder Girls

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen girls band together in violent dystopian thriller.

Book Rory Power Horror 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

4 stars

This book is perfectly fine for any child who likes gore. Other then that there is no other content that would make you think that it is for an older audience. There are an occasional curse but they are very few so really as long as your child is ok with gore this book is perfectly fine for them.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (11 ):

The violence in this often-grisly dystopian novel never overshadows the core of its compelling story of girls unprepared for an almost apocalyptic event who band together to create a new society. A society in which they must be caring and supportive and also make unimaginable choices about life and death for some of their own. There's a horrible virus, terrifying beasts roaming the woods, and a mystery to be solved -- and the empowered teens in Wilder Girls bravely step up and take it all on.

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