Boy on the Bridge, The

Mike Carey
From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world.Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.


Reviewed: 2017-06-13

I didn't like any of the characters, although some of them felt like more like skeletons than fully fleshed humans. I was frustrated that so many of them were keeping secrets, which is key for making drama and rubbish for making people understand each other. I also felt like a lot of the material was rehashed from The Girl with All the Gifts, which makes me wonder how Stephen and Caldwell could come to such different conclusions when examining the same evidence.

[...maybe Caldwell DID reach the same conclusions, and also had a dear friend or family member hidden in a basement somewhere that she was trying to maintain all that time. (hide spoiler)]

[... Also, the author went to such pains to describe the next gen hungries, to draw attention to the boy with the painted face. I am totally curious why he would have left his tribe to move to London. Or what happened between the books to the little red-haired girl. (hide spoiler)]

After loving The Girl with All the Gifts so much, I was disappointed to be so frustrated with this story.

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