Gaslight & Steam

The portfolio and blog of David Bennett

← Back to library

The Girl With All the Gifts

By M. R. Carey

The Girl With All the Gifts

You can view this book's Amazon detail page here.


Started reading:
2015-10-04 18:34:30
Finished reading:
2015-10-10 21:38:40


Rating: 8

From the Publisher:
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.

© 2022 Gaslight & Steam

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑