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The Girl With All the Gifts

M. R. Carey

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Description

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING.
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius."
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

Publishers Weekly Review

Apr 14, 2014 – Comics writer Carey (Lucifer) delivers an entertaining take on several well-worn zombie tropes. Years after the requisite zombie apocalypse (this time caused by a mutant strain of an ant-killing fungus, probably the book’s most original touch), scientists in a remote outpost in England are working on a cure by experimenting on a group of zombified children who retain some of their original emotions and cognitive functions. Although Carey piles on the clichés (beyond the apocalypse and the recently trendy intelligent zombies, there are rogue survivalists straight out of The Walking Dead, scientists willing to cross ethical lines, and the ever-silly notion that people would use any term other than “zombies” to refer to the undead), he builds well-constructed characters—particularly Melanie, one of the zombified children, who comes across as cognitively and emotionally different from the other characters, without feeling like an offensive parody of a person with Asperger’s. The requisite action sequences are also well constructed, and the book will appeal to fans of zombie fiction.

Customer Reviews

Pretty Good

I thought the book was scary for it's potential of being real. The ending felt like a predictable twilight zone ending, but overall a good book that kept you interested.

Great Read

I loved the book. I didn't think it was scary. I think it had a realistic ending and I enjoyed the entire book. I couldn't put it down.

Very nicely done

It's bigger on ideas than on characterization, and some of the description is thin, but the story was very well done, and I really enjoyed it.

The Girl With All the Gifts
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Jun 10, 2014
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book was designed for an iOS device and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later.

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