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OCTOBER BUDDY READ
SAWKILL GIRLS by Claire Legrand
Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.
Who are the Sawkill Girls?
Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.
Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.
*Description from Goodreads.
Genre: YA horror
Themes: friendship, grief, revenge, resistance, forgiveness
Setting: island of Sawkill Rock
Content Warnings: death, gore, murder, body horror, child abuse, acephobia/arophobia, abuse, suicidal thoughts, animal death, sexism, sexual assault, mental illness
Discord channels are organized by part to minimize spoilers and keep the chat going while reading.
Section 1: Marion The Accident - Marion The Mansion (1~151)
Section 2: Marion The Library - Marion The Collector (152~301)
Section 3: Zoey The Wall - Marion The Starfish (302~447)
*Chapters are not numbered and some chapter titles are duplicates. There are approximately 150 pages per section, depending on format.