The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey

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Summary (from goodreads):
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 Parks 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 favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

Edition Read: kobo*
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This one is hard to discuss without giving away spoilers. I know spoilers are pretty much everywhere for everything nowadays, but I don't like being the one who does it.

I wouldn't say I was completely satisfied with the ending, but there were really only 3 ways I could see it going that would make sense within the world. It took one of those. It was kind of abrupt, but that's really my only complaint with it.

This one starts off pretty slow, but it's worth it. Not in a "it's a slog, but the end is good" way. The build up explains the actions later on. Once it picks up, it does not stop.


Solid read with a different take on the zombie genre. A bit slow at first, but around 30% is where it really picks up. Highly recommend.

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1 comment:

  1. I had a hard time writing about this one too. I really enjoyed it, and am glad you did too.