Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by 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 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.
The Girl With All the Gifts is one of those books that I can hardly say anything about without spoiling it and giving up the big twist. I mean, look at the publisher’s description. It hardly says anything either! I can’t even tell you which sub-genre of thriller it falls into but it is definitely a thriller from beginning to end.
Why is Melanie taken from a cell every morning with a gun pointed at her head? The answer to this question is the biggest surprise in the book. Clues are given but I never would have guessed what it was before it was revealed.
What can I tell you? I can tell you that this book is scary, creepy and haunting in all the best ways. I can tell you that it takes place in the future and has great world-building but I can’t tell you anything about that world.
I know my review is short and cryptic but I hope it’s enough to convince you that you must read this book.