The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
September 17, 2016 Alexandra Adlawan

Rated Mature for strong language

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 bit, 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 make Miss Justineau look sad.
I found this book at Target and the summary didn’t make any sense. I hate it when a summary gives you no real clue on what the story is about (I decided to give you the same summary to show you what I mean). I wasn’t sure about this book until I found out it was being made into a movie (Release date: September 23, 2016). Here’s the movie poster:
The movie trailer gave more information. It’s basically another zombie apocalyptic, end of the world book. Can’t anyone write about the human race surviving? Like
in Futurama. Then again that might be too unrealistic. I don’t know why I keep reading these ‘end of the world’ books. They are so depressing and only a handful of them are any good. I only read this one because it’s being made into a movie and I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie.
The ‘Hungrys’, as they are called in the book, aren’t exactly zombies, more zombie-like. It’s some sort of fungus. They try to explain it but I don’t really get it. Zombies are one of my favorite monsters and I was happy when more books, TV shows and movies came out about them. People have come up with many different types of zombies and I’m happy to say that this book has come up with a new original type of zombie.
Click on the YouTube link below if you want to learn more about different types of zombies:
Top 10 Zombie Types in Movies and TV‘ made by
The thing is that I don’t know when or if this movie will be in theaters in the U.S. since the book and movie originate in the U.K. If not I hope to watch it on DVD.

1 Comment

  1. Danielle Sees 4 years ago

    I have never read a zombie book. I am not sure they are for me. I do agree with you thought that the book jacket summary didn't tell much of anything about the book.

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