Review: Where the Drowned Girls Go

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this is the best book McGuire has yet written in the Wayward Children series. It’s a culmination of all that has come before and seems to be setting up something big for either book 9 or book 10. It’s clear that there are more complex rules to the doors and their effects on our world than had even been revealed in previous books.

I think McGuire does a good job of balancing the need with the Whitehorn Institute to be the opposite of Ellenore’s school without it tipping into a caricature. McGuire has done a good job with this all along and the closest she came to tipping into parody was the Jack and Jill origin book – but that one seems to be a pastiche of British children’s books in the beginning with the narrative style. I don’t know if this was an inspiration or not, but the school seems to somewhat be modeled after the schools in America and Canada that tried to erase Amerindian culture from the children enrolled in them.

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