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The Enemy

Higson, Charles (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.
Authors: Higson, Charles, 1958-
Title: The enemy
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2010, c2009
Characteristics: 440 p. ;,22 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Puffin Books, 2009
Summary: After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.
ISBN: 1423131754
9781423131755
1423133129
9781423133124
Statement of Responsibility: Charlie Higson
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Zombies Fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Horror fiction
Horror tales
Topical Term: Zombies
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After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.


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Jul 08, 2014
  • black_hawk_403 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is such an amazing book. The message is really strong. I love how it's not about zombie-slaying, but more about the children's will to survive. However, there are action scenes, which is really the best part of the book, but I like how there is tons of action although it's not the novel version of a zombie game. What I'm trying to say is that this is an incredible book READ IT NOW.

Apr 18, 2014
  • phycobunny996 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great story, cant wait tillThe Fallen comes out

Feb 17, 2014
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Enemy – my first Zombie ‘similar to’ book. This book came highly recommended by my teenage son. It was fast paced, very well done with lots of twists and turns, and at times the author really had you sitting on the edge of your seat so-to-speak. For a taste of what you will read, Google < the-enemy.co.uk > and open ‘The Enemy/The Dead – Trailer – You Tube.’ Also see on You Tube - The Enemy by Charlie Higson – ZOMBIES. The books in the series are: ‘The Enemy’ (2009), ‘The Dead’ (2010), ‘The Fear’ (2011), ‘The Sacrifice’ (2012), ‘The Fallen’ (2013), and I believe yet to be published ‘The Hidden’ (2014), and then perhaps the final book in the series ‘The End’ (2015). Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Nov 29, 2013
  • parsadavoodi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great story

Curiously, this book really didn't read like fiction, as so many people today in the English-speaking world appear to be zombie-like?

Aug 22, 2013
  • TarannumSens rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

bookalishous

This is a pretty standard young adult zombie novel. The twist is that all of the zombies are adults, so the book is a zombie version of Michael Grant's "Gone" series. Some of the descriptions are fairly gruesome.

Jun 24, 2013
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

When a worldwide epidemic kills many adults and leaves the rest in a zombielike state, everyone below the epidemic's cutoff age (16 in the US edition, 14 in the UK edition) Form bands and try to survive. Arran leads a group of kids who live inside a fortified Waitrose supermarket, but the adults are getting smarter and more and more of the kids are being picked off one by one. Then, Jester arrives at the Waitrose. He claims that there is a large group of kids in Buckinham Palace. Meanwhile, Small Sam- assumed to be dead after being kidnapped by adults- makes his way back the Waitrose. The Waitrose Group meets another group of kids along the way to the palace, who join them. Following the Waitrose group’s quest to get to Buckingham Palace and Small Sam’s attempt to find them, The Enemy is an interesting novel. It is followed by The Dead (a prequel set a year before), The Fear (starting just before the Dead ends) and The Sacrifice (set after the Enemy). There are another 3 planned books in the series.

Jun 02, 2013
  • Argavius117 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

in answer to whdnjs9428 this is the third book and the characters have aged since the first one. in the first book they were all younger than fourteen.

Apr 12, 2013
  • Liz6 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Since I am a big zombie fanatic, I have to say this book didn't disappoint. Without giving much away, I say this book deserves 4 stars. I recommend this book to anyone who loves zombies and romances.

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Oct 09, 2013
  • red_bee_377 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Dec 22, 2012
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 24, 2013
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the descriptions of the zombielike adults are extreamly gory.

Jun 24, 2013
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Survivor vs. Zombie as well as Surviver vs. Survivor.

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Charlie Higson The Enemy Trailer

They'll chase you.When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician every adult fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry.

Charlie Higson talks about zombies

When thriller writer Charlie Higson was in Australia June 2010 he spoke to Penguin TV about his love of Zombies

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