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