'ORIGINAL, THRILLING AND POWERFUL' - Guardian
'HAUNTING, HEARTHBREAKING' - Vogue
The phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller that is now a BAFTA Award-nominated movie
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.
'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn´t let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
*Return to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS in M. R. Carey's stunning new novel THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE - out now!*
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Marrying the dystopian chill of John Wyndham’s sci-fi classic The Chrysalids with the poignancy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s eerie Never Let Me Go, The Girl with All the Gifts is by turns deeply unsettling and achingly tender. Confined in an underground bunker, a precocious girl named Melanie is poked, prodded and restrained by caregivers keen to understand the virulent spore that’s overtaken the earth and turned its hosts into zombies. With understated, elegant prose and strikingly humane descriptions of Melanie’s relationships with the adults around her, M.R. Carey adds depth and heft to his zombie thriller.
Customer ReviewsSee All
A great read
I started this book thinking it was heading in one direction, it turns out to be a completely different style ofbook I would read but I loved it, very well written & think it would make a great film.
Melody is going on a little early to school
It was nice
Real brain food
Fantastic book! I was completely absorbed in it from start to finish. It presented a refreshing new side to the zombie genre and really made me think about the nature of humanity. The characters were complex and fascinating. Melanie was obviously the most interesting; hers was a story that I have not seen explored before.
One of the best books I've read in ages.