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BOOK REVIEW: The Dead 2: The Enemy  

Posted by Scott Wilson

Title: The Dead 2: The Enemy


Author: Charlie Higson

Publisher: Penguin

RRP: $19.95

ISBN: 9780141325040

Release Date: Sept 2010



Description:

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.

'Higson has got the balance of blood and gore just right.' Daily Mirrror



'Clever . . . fast-paced . . . inventive.' Guardian



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Review:



The Dead 2: The Enemy is the sequel to Charlie Higson’s first zombie novel, The Dead. To fully understand and enjoy this book I’d highly recommend picking up a copy of the first book in the series before tackling this one. As with the first book, I’d say it is written more in the style of an adult book rather than the YA audience due to the graphic nature and language.



We see the kids fighting against the usual zombie dangers along with some new enemies and friends in The Enemy. They also meet an adult, Greg, who seems to be unaffected by the zombie virus, but he isn’t the full quid regardless.



This is a great sequel and the actions of the kids sit true with how you would expect a group of kids and young teens to act if they were left to fend for themselves in the face of adversity. Higson has really nailed this genre and if you like zombie stories then you’ll love this one.

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