The Girl With All The Gifts
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The Girl With All The Gifts

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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.'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*Look out for M. R. Carey's stunning new thriller FELLSIDE, coming Jan 2016*show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 36mm | 399.99g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0356500152
  • 9780356500157
  • 1,965

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

About M. R. Carey

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.show more

Review Text

Original, thrilling and powerful GUARDIANshow more

Rating details

106,270 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 31% (32,422)
4 42% (44,213)
3 21% (21,831)
2 5% (5,577)
1 2% (2,227)

Our customer reviews

This book is the story of 10 year old Melanie, her struggle to discover both who she is and the world around her. I really can't say much more without spoiling it. The book's synopsis does not say much for good reason and so I suggest you skip any reviews with spoilers, because it is a lot more fun to discover Melanie's world by her own words - well, thoughts and feelings/impressions would be more accurate, since it is not narrated in the first person but it does seem to describe a 10 year old's point of view, which is part of the reason why this book is so engaging and you just have to keep flipping the pages. I can however say that, to me, it is a book about love, on one hand, and what makes a person human, on the other hand. It is a powerful book and will at the same time entertain you, grip you, thrill you and make you think. It will also make you feel. Not just one particular character but most of them. While I was reading it, I made a note: "Intense. Gripping. Damn brillant. I have barely been able to put it down since I first picked it up. When I do have to, I find myself blinking a few times to ascertain where I am and what I am supposed to be doing. If that's not a clear sign of how awesome this book is, I don't know what is." The storyline is extremely well developed and the ending is adequate, just right actually and made perfect sense. I devoured this book for good reason. I recomend it to everyone and suggest you pick it up as soon as you can.show more
by Ana Silva
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