The Enemy

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Disney Electronic Content, Jun 23, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 302 pages
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A sickness has afflicted everyone over the age of 16; anyone who is a "grown-up" has become a decomposing, brainless creature that survives by feeding on children. The children and teens have barricaded themselves in fortified buildings, fighting off attacks from the grown-ups who travel in packs, like hungry dogs. Before long, the young survivors are promised a safe haven in Buckingham Palace and make their way to it, crossing London on a perilous journey that will test them in harrowing ways. But their fight to stay alive is far from over—the threat from within is as real as the one on the outside.
 

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Lord of the Flies meets Dawn of the Dead. The adults are turning into zombies. It starts when you get over a certain age so the kids of England have pulled together into gangs and groups and are ... Read full review

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For a fan of gore and violence, The Enemy certainly has a lot to offer. For a Young Adult novel, it is incredibly nasty. Nothing is left to the imagination and every death is portrayed down to its ... Read full review

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Charlie Higson is an acclaimed comedy writer, producer, actor, and genuine James Bond aficionado. He is the author of the adult thrillers, Full Whack and King of the Ants; the internationally best-selling Young Bond series: SilverFin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, and By Royal Command; and two books in the Enemy series. Charlie is a fan of zombie movies and believes that we shouldn't try to prevent young people from experiencing fear, because it helps prepare them for later life. When writingThe Enemy, he kept rachetting up the action and description in an attempt to frighten the pants off his ten-year-old son. He lives in London. Follow him on Twitter at: twitter.com/monstroso

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