The Girl with All the Gifts
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The Girl with All the Gifts


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.

The Girl with All the Gifts is a sensational thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King, Justin Cronin, and Neil Gaiman.

Title:The Girl with All the Gifts
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:460 pages

    The Girl with All the Gifts Reviews

  • Emily May
    Jul 12, 2015

    “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 ...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jul 09, 2015

    Creepy, eerie, & unexpected! I enjoyed this one! ...

  • Wendy Darling
    Nov 02, 2013

    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 i...

  • karen
    May 16, 2014

    now no one can yell at me ever again:, another tricky-to-review book. i think it's safe to discuss the fact that this book is about zombies. that cat is ou...

  • Mark Lawrence
    Jun 09, 2016

    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 fi...

  • Braiden
    Dec 28, 2013

    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 ...

  • Ben
    Jun 22, 2014

    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 br...

  • Maggie Stiefvater
    Aug 17, 2014

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

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Dec 17, 2016

    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 more than a glance. But my curiosity got the best of me, lik...

  • Regan
    Nov 01, 2014

    A little different than what I was expecting but still great! ...

About M.R. Carey

M.R. Carey

Mike Carey is the acclaimed writer of Lucifer and Hellblazer (now filmed as Constantine). He has recently completed a comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, and is the current writer on Marvel's X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four. He has also written the screenplay for a movie, Frost Flowers, which is soon to be produced by Hadaly Films and Bluestar Pictures. Also writes as Mike Carey