Description 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. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.
Girl With All The Gifts - Staff Choice by Karin Absolutely loved it! I know I have said this before but I am a sucker for near-future dystopian fiction and The Girl With All The Gifts definitely stilled my hunger… and I didn’t even have to eat anyone ;-)
Melanie, the “gifted” girl, Dr. Caldwell, the evil and mad scientist, Miss Justineau, Melanie’s teacher and each other’s lifeline and Parks, the hard-ass sergeant, make this story with lots of heart-stopping action, surprising twists, life and death, love, mercy and yes… zombies (‘Hungries’) a gripping read.
Don’t let the word zombies put you off because this fast-paced and unsettling dystopian novel is foremost about love and redemption, and a coming-of-age story.
The Girl With All The Gifts - Staff Choice by Jeroen Zombies have been done to death (pun intended), and this might easily slip under your radar as Just-Another-Zombie-Book, and to be fair, to a certain extent it is. But this just happens to be a really well written one, with well fleshed out characters, some nice twists and a great ending. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an exciting and satisfying read.
The Girl with All the Gifts - Customer Choice by Oona Juutinen This book looked at zombies in a new way, delivered some hard emotional punches, and had the kind of an ending you did not see coming.
The Girl with all the Gifts - Customer Choice by Alfi Yasmina Stunning. I cannot believe I am saying this to a book about zombies. I am hoping for a psychiatrical story of mentally-deviated children, but several pages into the book, I let out a swear word. But it’s too late, I was already hooked. And the ending! It makes me rethink about my narrow definition of a human being.