With just under a week to go until the movie hits UK cinemas what better time to talk about the book.
The Girl With All The Gifts is about a 10-year old girl called Melanie who is kept in a cell and doesn’t think she’s any different than other kids her age.
She sits in a classroom and is taught by a different range of teachers, her favourite being Miss Justineau who treats her like a human being instead of a threat.
Like her classmates she is a zombie, but she can think and has feelings.
Some of the staff disagree, however.
One of those is Dr. Caldwell whose job is to remove the brains of the children to find a cure for humanity. Her particular interest is in Melanie.
The story is full of twists and turns as the base is infiltrated with hungries. They are forced to exist outside where it is dangerous and their only option is to head for Beacon. Question is do they make it out alive and will Dr. Caldwell get Melanie as her prize?
I’m not going to reveal the ending. That would just be cruel. I personally love this. The relationship between Melanie and Miss Justineau is just heartwarming and adds a tenderness to the story. The mention of Pandora and Greek Myths was also a quick pathway to my interests.
I cannot wait to see this although I have my doubts that it will live up to the book, but I’ll remain optimistic.
If you haven’t read it I highly recommend you pick it up right now and read it.
If you have read it what did you think?
Let me know in the comments below!
Until next week,