The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

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By (author) M. R. Carey

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  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 241mm x 35mm | 674g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0356502732
  • ISBN 13: 9780356502731
  • Sales rank: 34,433

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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. 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. 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing' Martina Cole 'Original, thrilling and powerful' - GUARDIAN 'Haunting, heartbreaking' - VOGUE 'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN 'Scary, tense and fast-paced ...but with a heart-warming tenderness' - MARIE CLAIRE

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M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

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Original, thrilling and powerful GUARDIAN Haunting, heartbreaking VOGUE Vividly memorable and unexpectedly poignant METRO As fresh as it is terrifying ... It left me sighing with envious joy -- Joss Whedon, screenwriter, film and television producer If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing -- No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds ELLE magazine A masterpiece SUN Complex,heartbreaking, hopeful and intelligently written ... Enigmatic and utterly gripping HARPER'S BAZAAR Scary, tense and fast-paced ... but with a heart-warming tenderness MARIE CLAIRE Brilliant ... Gripping right to the end SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Carole Matthews Heartbreaking and shocking FABULOUS (SUN magazine) Both tender and devastating, a page-turner which kept me guessing up to the very last scene, as well as a meditation on what it means to be human ... Fantastically enjoyable Naomi Alderman, multi-award winning novelist A gripping, moving novel that comes highly recommended SCIFINOW It was hard to quit reading such a compelling, intense book i09.com I often forgot to breathe while I was turning the pages BOOKTOPIA A heartbreaking and haunting story that is beautifully written MINDFOOD