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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
I have always loved a good post apocalyptic tale and this didn't disappoint. The characters really made this book special and thought provoking.
I spent my time changing my mind as to whether Melanie was or wasn't a threat, grappling with the wrongs and rights of it all.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
Finty Williams does an excellent job with every character and differentiates them well.
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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 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.
Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, The Girl with all the Gifts is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will listen to this year.
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