Where the Drowned Girls Go

Where the Drowned Girls Go

4.09 (10,736 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.09 (10,736 ratings by Goodreads)
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"Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you've already taken that step by requesting a transfer into our company."

There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again.
It isn't as friendly as Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children.
And it isn't as safe.

When Eleanor West decided to open her school, her sanctuary, her "Home for Wayward Children," she knew from the beginning that there would be children she couldn't save; when Cora decides she needs a different direction, a different fate, a different prophecy, Miss West reluctantly agrees to transfer her to the other school, where things are run very differently by Whitethorn, the Headmaster.

She will soon discover that not all doors are welcoming...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 145 x 217 x 19mm | 252g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250213622
  • 9781250213624
  • 54,871

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An Amazon Best Book of 2022

[Where the Drowned Girls Go] highlights the horror of a world that requires you to deny what you know to be true because it doesn't quite fit, and it is a fantastic and tension-filled addition to the Wayward Children series. --Booklist

"Outstanding... Throughout Cora's harrowing adventures, McGuire's sense of whimsy never falters... The result will captivate both longtime Wayward Children fans and new readers." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

The message of owning one's truth instead of losing one's individuality will resonate. Highly recommended. --Library Journal

Praise for the Wayward Children series

"A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics." --NPR, on Every Heart a Doorway

"Anyone who appreciates off-the-beaten-path adventures will be swept away." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Across the Green Grass Fields

"One of the most extraordinary stories I've ever read." --V. E. Schwab, on Every Heart a Doorway

"Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around, and with this novella we can easily see that her heart is as big as her brain." --Charlaine Harris, on Every Heart a Doorway

"This is a gorgeous story: sometimes mean, sometimes angry, and always exciting." --Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing, on Every Heart a Doorway

"So mindblowingly good, it hurts." --io9, on Every Heart a Doorway

"A gorgeous standalone. The prose is emotional and moving and will speak to the hearts and minds of readers." --Kirkus Reviews, on Across the Green Grass Fields

"A great read for middle and high schoolers who enjoy themes of friendship and family, and a magical world of unicorns and centaurs." --School Library Journal, on Across the Green Grass Fields
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About Seanan McGuire

SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series; the October Daye series; the InCryptid series; the delightfully dark Middlegame; and other works. She also writes comics for Marvel, darker fiction as Mira Grant, and younger fiction as A. Deborah Baker. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.
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Rating details

10,736 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 34% (3,667)
4 44% (4,706)
3 19% (2,030)
2 3% (288)
1 0% (45)
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