• Where the Drowned Girls Go

  • Wayward Children, Book 7
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Whitney Johnson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Where the Drowned Girls Go, the next addition to Seanan McGuire's beloved Wayward Children series, students at an anti-magical school rebel against the oppressive faculty.

"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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Great, as usual

I've been enjoying this series from the beginning and this is another good entry into it. It started off scary but ended hopeful. I don't think that's a spoiler. They end that way, one way another.

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Whitney Johnson didn't do it for me

Hi. I've listened to this entire series on Audible. I love the plot and the back and forth of the books and learning about all the characters. I enjoyed every reading EXCEPT this one. I'm not sure where Whitney Johnson got her "voice" to portray Sumi, but it threw me off during the whole novel. I usually listen at work while I'm doing other things and can follow along pretty well. Every time I heard the voice I had to stop and think about who was speaking. It was high and squeaky and that's not at all what the character of Sumi sounds like in my head OR how she should sound by her character development. All of the other speakers (including Seanan herself) kept the changes in pitch pretty consistent throughout all of the books. This one was different. As a listener...you should be aware before listening to it.

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Cruel to fat people

There’s a person who bullies a fat girl for most of the book- who never apologizes and has the fat girl save her. It’s really messed up and I hate that this happens in literature so often,

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wonderful

you have to read the rest of the series first to get the real impact of this book. this is a phenomenal addition to the series, just wonderful, and the performance was perfect

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Great universe, but slow pacing

I love the universe McGuire has built and this story had great potential. It just too long to past the cruelty of the school to understand what was happening. Once we got the reveal, the book ended abruptly. Unlike the rest of the books in the series, we never got the magical adventure that has made the stories so wonderful.

I would still buy the book again because McGuire knows how to write characters.

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Love this series

I only wish it was longer. Absolutely worth the listen, and I pray there's another book on its way.

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Left feeling... empty.

Normally I don't mind that these books are so short because they are so vivid and Seanan is so maddeningly brilliant that it doesn't matter. Yet, for the first time I feel as if she tried to pack too much of her brilliance in too small a package. More package, less duct tape please!

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Amazing Series

God I love these books. They just keep getting better and better. Do yourself a favor and binge all of the Wayward Children books immediately.

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Exhilarating! Really Brings the Series Together

This series has always felt approachable from any angle. When I recommend it, I stress that the reading order isn’t set in stone. That being said, when I read ‘Across the Green Grass Fields’ I felt disconnected; it didn’t tie into the other Wayward Children stories as previous books had. Now, I’m so glad for that book! This volume wouldn’t have been possible without that foundation. This one truly brings all the previous works together! Seanan McGuire is a genius and I can’t wait to read whatever comes next.

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  • 03-10-22

amazing

Another astounding installment which links other tales together to form part of a beautiful whole. I really enjoyed this series and this os one of my favourite installments.

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  • J. LoVecchio
  • 02-05-22

amazing

content earning for institutions and suicide and bad parents and honestly a lot of trauma. but this series is so so good! we get more Cora! White Thorn looks so awful!

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  • J O'Sullivan
  • 01-07-22

Searingly glorious

Heart breaking in places, but we finally see what the 'other' schools like as well as the impact fat phobia has on Cora.

A brave addition to the wayward children universe.