The horror of the unknown is more frightening than any horror you can understand.”Excerpt from:
The Girl With All The Gifts
by M.R. Carey
Synopsis From Goodreads:
In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating ‘hungries’. Humankind’s only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they’re subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell. School teacher Helen Justineau grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie, thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she really is.
I’ve already read this book, though I can’t remember when, and I finished it in just three days. Due to other job commitments, I must say that I am not a fast reader, but if I truly like the book’s plot, I would make an effort to finish it in under five days, and this novel fits that description.
I can’t envision a dystopian future, and reading about it is difficult for me. Despite the fact that this story fit into that category, I felt both anxious and exhilarated while reading it, making it impossible to put down. It made me contemplate how I would have survived during those times, and while reading this, I felt as if I would perish. It’s quite difficult. I was astounded by the author since I’ve read similar books previously and some of the authors couldn’t put me in the situations they depicted, unlike M.R. Carey, which made me wonder whether the post-apocalyptic scenario was true.
I was anxious during every chapter. It was all in my head. I experienced it in that way. I was overjoyed, and when it was over, I genuinely wanted more of it. Although I am aware that it has a new novel, I do not yet have a copy. But I’ll look for it shortly and will read it eventually.
Your imagination will definitely be stretched by this book. Anyone who enjoys reading dystopian novels—which I seldom ever do, but this one made me want to—should definitely give it a try. It was definitely worth it. 😊