I cured a thirteen year old non-reader with The Enemy Series by Charlie Higson

Do you have a non-reading child living in your care? Say, around 13 or 14 years old? Or just a reluctant reader, perhaps? Or a child who complains that a book which can compare with the thrills of playing Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Resistance: Fall of Man, Halo, Resident Evil on Playstation, Wii or Xbox, or whatever, has yet to be written?

Yes?

Do you feel you have failed your child? Well, don’t despair…

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. They want blood and guts, well, give ‘em blood and guts.

Charlie Higson, author of the Young Bond series, has written an awful new series which turned the non-reader in my household into a book gobbler… overnight.

Please note: Your child may never be the same again, but at least you won’t have to feel guilty for having a non-reader in your care.

Let me introduce The Enemy Series (watch the trailer for The Fear at the bottom – probably the best trailer I have ever seen)

THE ENEMY

by Charlie Higson

They’ll chase you. They’ll rip you open. They’ll feed on you . . .

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?

Book One of The Enemy Series Continue reading

The Dead by Charlie Higson, follow up to the extremely popular zombie novel The Enemy

The Dead

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. Read an extract here…

‘Higson has got the balance of blood and gore just Continue reading

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