Author(s): Higson, Charlie,
Date of Publication: 03/06/2010,
Pagination: 432 pages,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Imprint: Puffin Books,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Horror & ghost stories (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 12 years
Charlie Higson's The Enemy is the first in a jaw-dropping zombie horror series for teens. Everyone over the age of fourteen has succumbed to a deadly zombie virus and now the kids must keep themselves alive. When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician - every adult fell ill.
The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive.
Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there - alive?
Charlie Higson is the author of the bestselling Young Bond series of novels for young readers, including Silverfin and Double or Die, and the spine-tingling, teen zombie-horror series The Enemy.