When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician - every adult fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under sixteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children... read more
The Enemy by Charlie Higson is set in London a year after a devastating disease wreaks havoc on every human over the age of sixteen. The disease killed some of the grown-ups right away, but others were not so lucky. Instead of dying, the strange illness left the grown-ups feverish, covered in... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The Enemy by Charlie Higson is set in London a year after a devastating disease wreaks havoc on every human over the age of sixteen. The disease killed some of the grown-ups right away, but others were not so lucky. Instead of dying, the strange illness left the grown-ups feverish, covered in puss-filled boils, and falling apart. They function in the only way that putrid and decaying masses of children-craving monsters can: slowly and uncoordinated, but hungry and determined to get their next meal. Alone, they are easy to pick off and defend against, but in large groups, the grown-ups are dangerous. The small army of children living in an abandoned grocery store near London have learned that the hard way. Every day they stay in their makeshift home, their resources diminish, and the threat of the diseased grown-ups just outside their residence causes them to realize that they need to move to a safer place. That place is Buckingham Palace, where they have heard a bigger group of kids have set up their own home, equipped with weapons, food, beds, water, and even a garden where they have already started to grow their own food. The only problem, however, is that to get to their safe haven, they must endure a seven-hour trek—which is a dangerous seven hours of battling hordes grown-ups all the way.
“This city belonged to him.”
“The thing about grown-ups is, some of them are strong, some of them can run fast, and some of them are clever, but the strong ones are slow, the fast ones are stupid, and the smart ones are weak.”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
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