The Enemy by Charlie Higson is a story of true friendship, hierarchy and disease-ridden, zombie adults. The novel is set in the streets of London and every one over the age of fourteen has died or been infected. The Morrison crew and the Waitrose crew are both trying to find shelter from the ravenous “grown-ups”. They are at constant risk of being caught by the infected that roam the streets ridden with a disease that zombifies them.
The group, where children can be a maximum age of 14, are constantly on the alert to evade the ubiquitous adults; else they’ll die, or worse, begin a new life as blood sucking, demonic creatures that eat their own kind. As the crews join forces and try to make their way to safety in Buckingham Palace they realise that it won’t be as easy as they think. As the novel progresses characters die and friendships break. But… there is a twist! Not all over fourteens turn into flesh-eating zombies… To find out who escapes the gory fate, read the book; maybe it will satisfy your cravings for fresh flesh.
Read the sequel: The Dead.