The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date:June 19th, 2014
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Science Fiction, Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic
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.