The Sacrifice

Written by Charlie Higson

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LoveReading View on The Sacrifice

April 2013 Book of the Month. There aren't many authors who are able to conjure up fear and terror in the way Charlie Higson does so brilliantly in his series The Enemy of which The Sacrifice is the fourth.  His brilliantly imagined dystopian world is a non-stop action-packed page turner.  Get ready for a white knuckle ride more terrifying than ever.

The Sacrifice Synopsis

The sickness destroyed everyone over the age of fourteen. All across London diseased adults are waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds. Small Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived. They're safe with Ed and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find his sister. Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must cross the forbidden zone. And what awaits them there is more terrifying than any of the horror they've suffered so far ...

The Sacrifice Reader Reviews

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.

  • Rose Heathcote, age 15 - 'If you love lots of blood and gore then this book is for you.  A fast action thriller which is both scary and emotional at the same time, you will be on the edge of your seat from the very beginning.' Read full review >
  • Josh Hall, age 14 - 'An exciting and heart pounding page turner! You won't be disappointed.' Read full review >
  • Esmé, age 14 - 'This book is sufficiently gory to satisfy ANY teenagers (or grown-ups) appetite. AWESOME.' Read full review >
  • Ronan McCarthy, age 13 - 'All in all a great book, I look forward to reading the sequels.' Read full review >
  • Jacob Lawrence, age 11 - 'I loved this book and couldn’t put it down.' Read full review >
  • Luke Bauer, age 11 - 'Too freaky for me - it gave me the freaky-deakies!' Read full review >
  • Benjy Randall, age 10 - 'A very entertaining book for boys who like  action and adventure.' Read full review >

The Sacrifice Press Reviews

Lord of the Flies with zombies ... tons of nail-biting action -- Rick Riordan, Creator Of The Percy Jackson Series Brutal, blood-soaked, full of zombies ... it's ace FHM


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141336138
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141336121
Publication date: 20/09/2012
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141336121
Publication date: 20th September 2012
Author: Charlie Higson
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks

About Charlie Higson

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 ...

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