The Girl With All The Gifts

The Girl With All The Gifts

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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 BLESSINGEvery 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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • 0748123792
  • 9780748123797

About M. R. Carey

M. R. Carey is a writer who is equally at home in a wide range of media. His novel The Girl with all the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is soon to be a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey 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, two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.show more

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Heartbreaking and shocking * FABULOUS (SUN magazine) * Perfectly paced with a brilliant ending * Samantha Shannon, author of THE BONE SEASON * Glorious * Bryony Gordon, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH * Original, thrilling and powerful * GUARDIAN * Complex,heartbreaking, hopeful and intelligently written . . . Enigmatic and utterly gripping * HARPER'S BAZAAR * Vividly memorable and unexpectedly poignant * METRO * This innovative and pacy read gets to the heart of what it means to be human * PSYCHOLOGIES * Brilliant . . . Gripping right to the end * SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Carole Matthews * A heartbreaking and haunting story that is beautifully written * MINDFOOD * I often forgot to breathe while I was turning the pages * BOOKTOPIA * If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing -- No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole Scary, tense and fast-paced . . . but with a heart-warming tenderness * MARIE CLAIRE * A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go * John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN * A gripping, moving novel that comes highly recommended * SCIFINOW * 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 * Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds * ELLE magazine * Carey paints a picture of a world teetering on the edge . . . I was tempted to read the entire book in one sitting * BOING BOING * Haunting, heartbreaking * VOGUE * It was hard to quit reading such a compelling, intense book * i09.com * A masterpiece * SUN * As fresh as it is terrifying -- Joss Whedon, screenwriter, film and television producershow more

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124,619 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 30% (37,992)
4 42% (51,879)
3 21% (25,686)
2 5% (6,536)
1 2% (2,526)
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