The Wilderness of Girls Book Launch

Join us in celebrating local author Madeline Claire Franklin's debut novel, The Wilderness of Girls!

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About The Wilderness of Girls

An unflinching YA debut about a troubled teen who discovers a pack of feral girls in the woods and is swept up in the ensuing mystery: Are the Wild Girls of Happy Valley lost princesses from a faraway land, as they believe, or are they brainwashed victims of a deranged kidnapper?

In her ambitious debut perfect for fans of Sadie and The Hazel Wood, Madeline Claire Franklin crafts a gripping exploration of how the world teaches young girls to cage their wildness--and what happens when they claw themselves free.


About the Author

Madeline Claire Franklin is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults (VCFA WCYA). When she is not writing strange fiction for young adults, she is probably attempting to dismantle white supremacy and/or practicing witchcraft. She is a queer, Jewish, invisibly disabled woman living in sin in Buffalo, NY, with her partner, two dogs, three cats, and two Roombas, in a little yellow house called Cluckleberry Farms.



Event date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Talking Leaves... Books
951 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
The Wilderness of Girls By Madeline Claire Franklin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781638931003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zando Young Readers - June 11th, 2024

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