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The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R Carey

This was the book we read in my book club last month. It is not something I would have ever chosen to read myself. I am glad it was picked though because I really enjoyed it. It’s a new premise on the zombie genre. The whole book is worth the read just for the ending.

The Rose Quartz

Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Published: June 19th 2014

The Girl With All The Gifts Book Review

“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.”

This post will contain very mild spoilers about the main plot point, but it’s something that’s discussed pretty early in the book anyway. It won’t at all ruin the experience of reading the novel…

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11 thoughts on “The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R Carey

      1. I hadn’t seen that! How very interesting how it all came full circle. I’m glad though that didn’t make the published book. I really liked how simple the published ending was. 🙂

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      2. My e-reader version didn’t have the last 10 pages for some reason. So I went online to find the ending, and in the process came across it.

        Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal is what we are reading now. Again, totally different than anything I’d read on my own. Oh how book club is getting me out of my comfort zone!

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  1. Looks like an intriguing book Lacey! I check for it at our library. I’m in a lit group too that’s been meeting for 30+ years! And it totally drags me out of my comfort zone at times. But I have a lot of great books in my head that I never would have picked up if it weren’t for Jenni’s reading list. This month– The Hare with Amber Eyes (family memoir) that I absolutely loved. anyway, thanks for the recommendation!

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