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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Title: The Enemy
Series: Fourteen Book1Author: Charlie Higson
Release Date: 28th August 2009 (Australia)

My Rating: 5/5

Imagine a world were everyone over the age of fourteen, gets sick. Those that don't die, become zombies, and all they want to do is feed, on the surviving children....
I loved this book! Zombies are not usually what I would be interested in reading about but the concept of kids trying to survive without adults around is great. There is so much suspense! The character building is great and it's not some nice little story where everyone lives in harmony; kids die, characters you come to like die and the grown-ups literally want to eat them. The book starts one year after all hell has broken loose. There is fighting amongst the surviving kids, and a whole new way of life that they need to adjust to, as well as how they will survive in the long term. London is also the perfect setting for this story, with so many well-known locations used in the book, it makes it even easier to picture everything that is happening.
Thankfully the book doesn't end on a cliff-hanger so you're not left waiting for the next book to find out what happens. I however, still can't wait to read book 2!
Ages 12+. For fans of Michael Grant's "Gone", John Marsden's "Tomorrow series" and "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

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