The Girl with All the Gifts

by M.R. Carey

Melanie is a very specialgirl.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 460 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.93 out of 5
  • Published June 19th 2014 by Orbit
  • Original Title: The Girl with All the Gifts
  • ISBN: 0356500152 (ISBN13: 9780356500157)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Melanie
  • Sergeant Eddie Parks
  • Miss Helen Justineau
  • Dr Caldwell
  • Literary Awards: Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for Best Novel (2015)
  • Audie Award for Paranormal (2015)
  • British Fantasy Award Nominee for August Derleth Award (best horror novel) (2015)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Horror (2014)
  • James Herbert Award Nominee (2015)

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.The Girl with All the Gifts is a sensational thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King, Justin Cronin, and Neil Gaiman.