Monday, August 31, 2015

The Girl With All the Gifts

Book: The Girl With All the Gifts
Author: M.R. Carey

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.-Goodreads

Review: This book started out with a bang and immediately got me hooked. I really loved Melanie and her journey. The pacing slowed down mid-book and I grew a tad bored, but overall, I really enjoyed this. I think the movie will be excellent (Glenn Close!) and I can't wait to see it. 

This was my first read by this author and I will def check out more of his books. 

Grade: 3/5

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