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Review- The Enemy by Charlie Higson

This book is crazy!
I never wanted it to
end. Sadly it did.

Luckily, the author already has the second one out, called The Dead.  I haven't read it yet, but I've also heard there's already a third in the works.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.

The Enemy is about a group of kids living in London sometime in the not-so-far-off future. (I feel like I start an awful lot of reviews like that.)  Everyone over the age of 16 came down with the "disease" about a year ago and since then these kids have been holed up in a supermarket just trying to survive.   There's Arran, the oldest and the leader, his second in command Maxie, best friends Freak and Deke, the emo kids Ben and Bernie, and a whole host of other characters that quickly start to feel like your friends.

At the beginning of the book, the group of kids at the supermarket are aware of the fact that things are starting to look grim for them.  They're finding less and less food and the "grown-ups" (what the kids call the zombies) in their area are getting restless. When a kid they don't know appears at their door, he seems to be offering exactly what they need, right when they need it.

The Enemy is scary, gritty and makes you want to sleep with the light on.   Also, as someone over the age of 16, I'm now vaguely anxious about contracting the dreaded disease and basically getting zombified.

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