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The Girl With All The Gifts by [Carey, M. R.]
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The phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is now a major film starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.

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.

Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1274 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; Film tie-in ed edition (14 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B27ECPY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,626 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Liana TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 January 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Before I even opened the book to the first page I thought I had this story all figured out. I mean, it was a book about a girl with "all the gifts", which could only mean a few things like being psychic, telekinetic or something, right? WRONG. Totally and utterly wrong! And the books blurb..."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" had me travelling down a different path - was this kid going to grow up into some sort of murderous psychopath and didn't understand the concept of valuing a human life????

I was under one huge misconception, which was my fault completely but that's what made this book so great. I didn't know what I was in for. I thought I did but I really didn't and was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it and all that jumped out at me was questions. Who is Melanie? Why is she strapped to a chair day after day when she seems to pose no problem to anyone. How could a kid love school so much and yet be considered a threat? What is going on?

So many questions surrounded by mystery. I loved it! Couldn't get enough of it and could barely stop myself from turning page after page to get to the end of the book. Had it not been for having children to look after and a household I probably wouldn't have stopped - that's how captivating the story was.

There are so many more points of this story that make it so great:

• Fast-paced – all the words and chapters just flow into each other. You can’t just put the book down at any chapter or page. You have to find one where you can take a “break” just like the characters do and that (sometimes) is very hard to do.

• Mystery from the beginning.
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The concept of this novel is great, especially Melanie and the source of the infection. The zombies are very "fleshed out" (not pun intended) and believable. It was the normal characters who fell flat to me. Out of Justineau, Parks, and Caldwell, Parks and Caldwell seemed to have the most believable characters. After leaving the camp, Justineau fell flat. The random scenes seemingly to add "sexual tension" were a little jarring and seemed completely unrealistic. He "catches a glimpse of her crotch while she's pissing" but he's too tired to masturbate. The "oh I thought you were cold" routine. Huh? Not even going to mention the other guy and his porn mag obsession.

The ending was a bit of a let down. Not really surprising, but it all made sense. I did enjoy reading this book, mainly because of Melanie finding herself and Caldwell finding some answers. The pivotal relationship between Justineau and Melanie was completely established at the start: don't expect any more building there. It was a shame because that relationship is mostly in Melanie's head, and Justineau's backstory seemed like a thrown-in thing.

I feel like this book, while interesting and entertaining to read, fell flat around most of its cast. I think a sequel could be even more interesting if the author can bring a bit more to his characterisations.
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By Ciara on 31 August 2015
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The description of the book did not truly describe just what this book is about. Yes it was accurate, but what is very important (or at least important to a person who isn't a fan of zombie stories) was not mentioned. Not even hinted at!
However, the book surprised me. My initial disappointment at discovering the zombie type theme was quickly forgotten once I let the story take me in. At times gruesome, at times sad, the book continued to remind me why I disike post apocalyptic fiction but nevertheless made me feel an urgent need to find out how the story of Melanie woud conclude.
A quick read!
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Loved reading this from the beginning to the (unpredictable end)! Whilst aimed at a younger audience (teen age?) I recommend this all age groups if you like post apocalyptic stories. Gave 5 stars as the book kept my attention from beginning to the end - didn't want it to finish! Well written, great storyline without the predictable ending.
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Zombies are everywhere right now. Hit zombie TV shows, zombie movies, zombie books. All we need is a remake of "I Walked With A Zombie."

But unlike most fantasy creatures -- vampires, werewolves, et cetera -- zombies eventually need some kind of new twist, because it's hard to give human complexity to animated corpses that just want to eat brains. Therein lies the charm of M.R. Carey's "The Girl With All The Gifts," a clever little novel set in a future where "hungries" have reduced human civilization to ruins, and the only chance for its rebuilding may be a little zombie girl.

That little girl is Melanie, who is perfectly normal in some ways -- she's very intelligent, loves books, and goes to school every day. But she's not so normal in others: she lives in a subterranean cell in an army base, and is immobilized in a wheelchair whenever she is allowed out of her cell. Sergeant Parks and his soldiers seem (to Melanie) inexplicably hostile to her and the other children, and to her idolized teacher Miss Justineau for her kindness to the kids.

Gradually, it is revealed why: Melanie and the other children are not human. They are hungries. In this postapocalyptic future, a variation of Ophiocordyceps unilateralis has infected the human race, turning them into hungries. The surviving humans either live in roving Mad Max-style gangs known as junkers, or fortify themselves in army bases.

But in the ruins of civilization, the army has found zombie children who seem to retain their intelligence for some reason. They can think, learn, speak and are in all ways normal as long as they don't get a whiff of human flesh. If that happens, they temporarily lose their minds and go all chompy chompy BRAAAAINNNNNNSS. So while Miss Justineau teaches the children, Dr.
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