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?
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.
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?