About the 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 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 favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.
About the author
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 Timesgraphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.
|Title:||The Girl with All the Gifts||Publisher:||Hachette|
The Girl with all the Gifts is an amazing novel for hard sci-fi fans. The novel is filled to the brim with explanations about brain mapping and how a species jumping fungus works. M R Carey brings the post apocalyptic world to life with superb and very detailed explanations. You'll fall in love with all the characters, especially Melanie, and would want to keep reading it on and on. I am not a sci-fi nut and was mostly interested on how Cordyceps could affect humans. I was surprised with the climax (in a good way) and wanted it to go on and on after it. But Carey had to bring it to an end and he did it in a the most brilliant and unexpected manner possible. Loved the way it was written.