Cover image for The sacrifice / Charlie Higson.
The sacrifice / Charlie Higson.
Publication Information:
London : Puffin, 2012.
Physical Description:
455 p. ; 22 cm.


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HIG Paperback Teen Collection
HIG Book Teen Collection

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The sickness destroyed everyone over the age of fourteen. All across London diseased adults are waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds. Small Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived. They're safe with Ed and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find his sister. Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must cross the forbidden zone. And what awaits them there is more terrifying than any of the horror they've suffered so far . . . ' Lord of the Flies with zombies . . . tons of nail-biting action' Rick Riordan, creator of Percy Jackson 'Higson has got the balance of blood and gore just right.' Daily Mirror Warning - Contains strong language and scenes of violence

Author Notes

Charlie Higson is an acclaimed comedy writer, producer, and actor.

Higson is the author of the adult thrillers Full Whack and King of the Ants. He is also the author of the internationally best-selling Young Bond series which include the titles: SilverFin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold and By Royal Command.

Charlie is writing a new series of zombie books for children. Book 1 is The Enemy and Book 2 is The Dead.

Charlie Higson lives in London.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Scattered groups of kids continue their struggle to survive while cannibalistic adults prowl London in this fourth volume of the series. A deep sense of humanity motivates Ed and Sam to protect the vulnerable, while some, like Matt, turn to false religion. Only Shadowman recognizes that a dangerous new intelligence is burgeoning among the zombies. Chase scenes, mutilations, and new horrors abound. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.