The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts By M.R. Carey, NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING.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 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 laughOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING.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 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 The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.. The Girl With All the Gifts NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING 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

  • Title: The Girl With All the Gifts
  • Author: M.R. Carey
  • ISBN: 9780316334754
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. And then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what s inside is good or bad Because it s both Everything is always both But you have to open it to find that out I have to say that I m not much of a traditional zombie fan moaning, slow walking dead people are neither interesting nor scary to me but there is nothing traditional about this book.Firstly, this is not an old school how to get away from the zombies and stay alive kind of book [...]

    2. You d think by now we would have reached peak zombie, right I mean, there s only so much you can do with a genre But Carey mines the territory for new gold and finds it The Girl with All the Gifts opens in the strangest classroom ever And as a teacher, I ve seen some pretty strange classrooms After the zombie apocalypse in England, some infected children have, for reasons unknown, been turned into zombies but have also retained their human intelligence Melanie is the research lab s star pupil Al [...]

    3. This is the story of a girl, locked in a room, who is strapped into a chair every morning while a man holds a gun to her head She s wheeled into a classroom in which there are other kids strapped into chairs just like hers, where a woman teaches them lessons that they will probably never need to learn.This book is like a fantastic combination ofthe scrupulously researched medical thriller aspects of Mira Grant s Deadline the queer, feral curiosity of a child who s not what she seems, like Octavi [...]

    4. now no one can yell at me ever again youtube watch v HjGkB another tricky to review book i think it s safe to discuss the fact that this book is about zombies that cat is outta that bag but it s one of those new spins on the zombie tale, like Raising Stony Mayhall and Zone One and The Reapers are the Angels, where the focus is not run away from zombies aaaaaahhhh, but one which comes at the zombie story from a social philosophy angle as the survivors struggle with the responsibility of remaining [...]

    5. The last book I read which was very good took me 16 weeks to get through.This one arrived yesterday morning My wife got her hands on it first and finished it by the evening I took over and have finished it 8pm on the next day today It s not a short book, 460 pages of reasonably small font It is a very compelling book The opening is the strongest I ve read in an age.It s the first book I ve bought in a long time Publishers and authors send me free books in the hope I ll read them and say somethin [...]

    6. Ugh This book has what might be the greatest first act I ve ever read I can t describe it, because part of its wonderful tension relies on the reader s ignorance of the situation It s absolutely brilliant though, and tells a story of a tragically fascinating girl and her relationship with her teacher and the world around her It promises so much Then act two begins and almost all of that is thrown out the window for boilerplate thriller territory It is all well written, tense, and exceptionally c [...]

    7. The most sure footed novel I ve read all year A dystopian thriller with a real, beating heart Recommend Recommend Recommend.

    8. I was duped.I thought The Girl With All the Gifts was about a girl who had all the gifts and was somehow a modern Lilith say, like, Lilith in Supernatural as the little girl and would bring about the apocalypse if she didn t learn to control her gifts.I was duped Hard.And I m glad I was I m glad the premise on the back of the book gave absolutely nothing away, only that we were going to meet a young girl by the name of Melanie, a genius and a very special girl I m glad that every detail about th [...]

    9. Since I m exactly the type of person who avoids horror at all costs, I told myself there was no chance I was ever going to give this book than a glance But my curiosity got the best of me, like it always seems to do And to my surprise, I devoured the hell out of this book That has a lot to do with the fact that it s a very interesting story, almost not at all horrific Some parts are a little disgusting, but never than that To be honest, although it s quite intriguing, I wouldn t go as far as t [...]

    10. To be fair to this book, it is not really the sort of thing I would normally read however, it was chosen by my book club and the initial description looked quite promising Melanie is ten and, when we meet her, she is in a base her entire world consisting of her cell, a corridor, a shower room and a classroom Five days a week, Melanie is strapped into a wheelchair, fastened securely and wheeled into the classroom where she, and her fellow classmates are taught Melanie is a bright and engaging lit [...]

    11. I ve never read a zombie book before Why I read this one was because a review said it was female oriented and that got me interested I was delighted that all the strong characters were women, and not women who were aping male characteristics or subject to the ultimate control of a male It was interesting that the author is male, but not surprising The best ever characterisation of a woman I have ever read is the monologue by a woman who has just lost her boyfriend and freaks in a way only girls [...]

    12. Despite the gushing praise this book has been receiving including a blurb by Joss Whedon I approached The Girl With All the Gifts with a fair amount of trepidation I m a zombie traditionalist at heart, which means my foray into experimental zombie fiction literary or otherwise has met with mixed results I normally don t like my zombies to talk, fall in love or have existential crises Hell, I don t even want my zombies to run I m all about the Romero shuffle though there was something truly terri [...]

    13. Buddy read with the moistest awesomeMy drinking buddy Mitchell, Kelly Goldblum and The Book pusher Ed I had this review all planned out in my head Then I went to sleep and it s gone Getting old sucks, kids This may be kinda spoilery so read at your own caution It s hard to not say anything about the book I went into it blind and that might be the best way to head into it I didn t even realize it was a zombie book and don t get me wrong I likes some zombies but I ve kinda taken a break from them [...]

    14. Possibly 4.5 stars Wow Certainly one of the most unique, most original books I have read and I won t do it injustice by spoiling it for other readers or giving away any hint as to what this book is about I suggest for those who haven t read it to read it blind This is one of those books that you ll appreciate when you know less about it before reading And as much as I would want to classify this book, I feel like it would be irreverent of me to dub the book as this clich d genre because even th [...]

    15. You can t save people from the world There s nowhere else to take them 4.5 out of 5 starsThis book I might change my mind and give it 5 stars I m not sure It s not an immediate favourite, but I loved it to pieces.I don t like zombies I don t like horror But I do like my fair share of thrill, mystery and intrigue And this was intriguing as hell.Originally the plot threw me off Until I saw the trailer I just had to get hold of this book.It s a very character driven novel, exploring feelings and te [...]

    16. Ten year old Melanie, a bright curious, lovable child looks forward to the days that Miss Justineau teaches class She never knows what day that might be, but whatever day that is is the happiest of all Melanie notices that Miss Justineau is different from other teachers For one thing she is always wearing something which is red in color Melanie notices everything about Miss Justineau Melanie especially loves the Greek Mythology stories that Miss Justineau reads the class She learns that Pandora [...]

    17. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what s inside is good or bad Because it s both Everything is always both But you have to open it to find that out Melanie has been a prisoner for a long time All of her days are the same Guards come to her cell, strap her securely into a chair and wheel her down the hall to a classroom Obviously Melanie isn t your average student and neither are any of t [...]

    18. REVIEW TO COME TODAY.Melanie sometimes says, I won t bite she says it as a joke, but Sergeant s people never laughis book tells us about a 10 year old kid named Melanie She is very smart little girl and she lives in an army base She has a favorite teacher, her name is Miss Justineau, Helen Justineau and she always loves whichever day Miss Justineau teaches but one day, something happens to this army base Hungries are inside the army base and they start eating people and there are bad guys too so [...]

    19. Actual Rating 4.5 StarsBefore reading this I didn t even glance at the synopsis This is a bad habit of mine, if a bunch of people I trust have liked a book I sometimes don t even bother seeing what it s about before adding it to my TBR In this case, avoiding the synopsis was this book s saving grace because I m not sure I would have picked it up if I hadn t It s well known among my friends that I very much dislike the zombie virus theme I just really don t find it interesting for the most part, [...]

    20. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 201I confess, I m not very good when it comes to pulling information out of book descriptions But all I know is, when I first heard about The Girl with All The Gifts, it piqued my interest right away Here you have a story about a bright young girl named Melanie, who for some reason everyone seems deathly afraid of Being held at gun point while being strapped into a wheelchair just to go to class Judging by level of paranoia with which she s treated [...]

    21. When Joss Whedon says, read this, I heed the call.Only 10 years old, Melanie is brimming with curiosity about the world and unabashedly enthusiastic about school Blessed with a genius intellect, a kind heart, and a love of mythology, it s easy to fall in love with the precocious protagonist of The Girl With All the Gifts However, despite these gifts, the world is very afraid of Melanie every morning, two armed guards arrive at her cell, strap her by the legs, arms, and neck to a wheelchair, and [...]

    22. melissa413readsalotI have had this book for quite sometime and just now getting it finished It is very nice to finally get to a book and love it so much I did read reviews before I got the book so I already know it s a zombie book and you will too if you read mine or anyone else review Butwow there is fungus among us Yeah, I said that and not I m not going to talk about it These poor kids are brought in during the week to their class all strapped down in chairs I thought, what in God s green Ear [...]

    23. One mark of a great book is how it plays with reader expectations The strategy of taking a conventional genre story and turning it sideways often works Sometimes it can fail, coming across as little than a clever gimmick But sometimes it succeeds beyond imagining, particularly in the hands of an author with talent like Carey s The Girl With All the Gifts uses lovely prose to explore the growth of ten year old Melanie, a child of the apocalypse who seems to be shuttled between a cell, a classroo [...]

    24. I think I just found my new favorite zombie book.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 [...]

    25. Buddy Read with the lovely Anasylvia I must admit that I went into this read blind.etely blind I had no earthly idea what it was about but I noticed the high ratings and I was a bit intrigued by the title Had I known the genre, I would have avoided it at all costs and that may be the reason why the synopsis is slowly revealed throughout the book.I absolutely loved the build up of the story and throughout most of the book, I wanted to know what would be revealed next I found this book to be inten [...]

    26. The Girl with All the Gifts The Girl With All The Gifts 1 by M.R Carey is a book I have been seeing on and my son asked if I had heard of it because he watched the movie He said the movie was great I decided right then I had to read this book I really didn t know to much about it, just the blurb and that everyone enjoyed it I really, really enjoyed the book but the ending was a bitweird Good weird Stuff to think aboutheavy thinking at the end of the book is my kind of fantasy sci fi

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