The Enemy

By Higson, Charlie

Publishers Summary:
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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978-1-42313-175-5
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Gr 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 ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Small bands of children struggle to survive in London after an epidemic has killed most adults--and reduced the survivors to cannibalistic mo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

- A tense, exhilarating read that kicks off with a fierce kids-versus-zombies battle. The stakes for the main characters heighten in surprising ways throughout the novel. - With subway-dwelling cannibals, fierce bands of zombie monkeys, and grotesque armies of the undead, Charlie Higson's vision of a post-apocalypt...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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