Review – The Dead by Charlie Higson

Today we hear from Bookbabbler Jack…

The Dead – Charlie Higson

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 realize they won’t all survive.

‘The Dead’ is an exciting prequel to Charlie Higson’s bestseller ‘The Enemy’. In this adventurous book you will follow the courageous story of Jack and Ed who remain best friends despite all the problems the twisted story throws at them. The main plot is based on an horrific illness that only affects people over the age of 14 that kills some of it’s hosts and leaves the rest in a blood thirsty zombie like state. Read how the pair face the horrors of survival and whether they live to tell the tale. This is an amazing book and is a must read for teenagers. It is not really suitable for any young readers as it contains strong language and scenes of violence. I would rate it an 8/10.

Thanks, Jack, and thanks to Puffin for sending us a copy. It’s in our shop for you to buy now..