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Grade 7 Up In this dystopian thriller set in London, everyone over 16 is dead or diseased, and youngsters are in constant danger of being eaten by boil-infested grown-ups who roam the streets like zombies looking for children to kill. Led by teens Arran and Maxie and armed with makeshift weapons, a group of kids sets out from the uncertain safety of an abandoned supermarket to travel to Buckingham Palace, where a young messenger promises that food, medicine, and a haven are available. Along the way, Arran is killed. One youngster selfishly decides to stay behind with a secret stash of food and is there to tell Small Sam, who had been abducted and feared dead, where the others (including his sister) have headed. Sam's quest to find Ella parallels the story of the large group with similar run-ins with marauding adults and mistrustful children who scavenge about the city. The bleak setting is filled with decay, danger, and puss-oozing parents who have turned into butchers. On arriving at Buckingham Palace, Maxie decides that David, the teen leader there, is too tyrannical, and she must regain control of her brood and convince them to leave for a new location. The last chapter squelches any real hope for the future and will leave readers somewhat haunted and chilled about the doomsday scenario. Descriptive and suspenseful, this title is similar to but less imaginative than Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series (Candlewick). Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY
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The Enemy:

His dad had been the first to go. One of the very first to die when the illness

struck. He had even been on the news; the headline had said something like

“Another Death From Mystery Illness Sweeping Europe.” Then there had been more

and more deaths, and not just in Europe–all around the world. They’d stopped

mentioning individuals; it had been whole streets, then whole towns. It had all

happened so fast people had been stunned, and hadn’t really had time to panic.

The whole world had sort of gone into shock. His mother had been frantic after Dad

died. She packed the house up, ready to try to escape to the countryside and stay

with Auntie Susan. But she fell ill before they could get away. Then it was just Ollie

and his brothers. They tried to leave London by themselves. His oldest brother, Dan,

got sick next. He’d been eighteen. Then Will, sixteen.

His younger brother, Luke, hadn’t been old enough to get sick. He’d been killed in

a riot up near Finsbury Park. That must have been over a year ago. It felt more like a

century. By then Ollie had had no more tears left to cry, the catastrophe had been so

immense, so overwhelming, that he had just pushed it out of his mind and concentrated

on trying to stay alive. He owed it to his family, as the last one left, not to die.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File size : 4439 KB
  • Publication date : June 23, 2010
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 449 pages
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (June 23, 2010)
  • ASIN : B003SHDQD0
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 587 ratings

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