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Charlie Higson packs a punch with the second in his gripping adventure series set in a dystopian future in which adults have ceased to be protectors. England has been struck by a deadly disease which takes out young people as soon as they turn fourteen. Just occasionally a few survive; they are even more terrifying as they become zombies greedy for human flesh. As the world implodes buildings are destroyed and there is no food to be had. Contagion is every where. And yet, the children must survive. Jack and Ed take up the burden of leadership but they are really only kids and the responsibility for the survival of the growing group of children under their care is enormous. Against this challenging setting Charlie Higson has created a story which shows the power of friendship and courage in extreme circumstances.
A terrible disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen. Death walks the streets. Nowhere is safe. Maxie, Blue and the rest of the Holloway crew aren't the only kids trying to escape the ferocious adults who prey on them. Jack and Ed are best friends, but their battle to stay alive tests their friendship to the limit as they go on the run with a mismatched group of other kids - nerds, fighters, misfits. And one adult. Greg, a butcher, who claims he's immune to the disease. They must work together if they want to make it in this terrifying new world. But as a fresh disaster threatens to overwhelm London, they realise they won't all survive.
There's a video trailer for this book below. Warning - it's very scary:
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, The Enemy. You can read their reviews below.
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||16th September 2010|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and novels, including the phenomenally successful Young Bond series. He is also a performer and co-creator of 'The Fast Show' and Radio Four's award-winning 'Down the Line' series - recently made into a popular BBC2 sketch show, 'Bellamy's People'. Charlie is a big fan of horror films and is now hoping to give a great many children sleepless nights with his The Enemy series. The Young Bond books have, to date, sold over a million copies in the UK and been translated into 24 different languages. The Young Bond titles are ...More About Charlie Higson
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