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The Girl with All the Gifts

by M. R. Carey

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Series: Hungry Plague (1)

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Not every gift is a blessing. 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 is a very special girl.… (more)
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Wonderfully skewed take on zombies with well rounded characters. Horrifyingly beautiful where people are people and there are no right and clean answers. ( )
  KimberlyKeane | Jun 3, 2022 |
Lovely, sad, haunting, thought-provoking, and strangely hopeful. ( )
  suzannekmoses | May 20, 2022 |
Wow, that was intense. Very creepy, post-apocalyptic zombie scenario, with some astonishingly hopeful moments -- I mean in a bleak, the world has already ended so get on the next generation train kind of way, but wow. Very well written, hard to put down, extremely graphic horror. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Great read! Love the fleshed out mechanics of the zombie apocalypse. Love the characters. Love the scientist you love to hate. Everyone in the book hated her, she was kind of a jerk, but she also really did want to save the world and she did things the other characters disapproved of to do so. ( )
  Luminous-Path | Mar 26, 2022 |
LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I only dabble in horror books, but have the occasional taste for a zombie book now and again, and oh, this was a delight. This has a brilliant introduction, because we see Melanie in some sort of institution, know there are guards and medical personnel, and can’t quite work out what’s going on. The author does a brilliant job creating suspense and slowly revealing information in this one, and makes it impossible to keep from turning the page. A cast of characters you will both love and loathe and a completely captivating story line. LOVED this book.

Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader. ( )
  KatKinney | Mar 3, 2022 |
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One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon.
added by rretzler | editKirkus Reviews (Apr 15, 2014)
 
Comics writer Carey (Lucifer) delivers an entertaining take on several well-worn zombie tropes
added by rretzler | editPublishers Weekly (pay site) (Apr 14, 2014)
 

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M. R. Careyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Spilling, DuncanCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, FintyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Not every gift is a blessing. 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 is a very special girl.

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