The boy on the bridge / M.R. Carey.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.
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    • ABNT:
      CAREY, M. R. The boy on the bridge. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Orbit, 2017. ISBN 9780316300339. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Carey MR. The Boy on the Bridge. First U.S. edition. Orbit; 2017. Accessed September 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Carey, M. R. (2017). The boy on the bridge (First U.S. edition.). Orbit.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carey, M. R. 2017. The Boy on the Bridge. First U.S. edition. Orbit.
    • Harvard:
      Carey, M. R. (2017) The boy on the bridge. First U.S. edition. Orbit. Available at: (Accessed: 27 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carey, MR 2017, The boy on the bridge, First U.S. edition., Orbit, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Carey, M. R. The Boy on the Bridge. First U.S. edition., Orbit, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carey, M. R. The Boy on the Bridge. First U.S. edition. Orbit, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Carey MR. The boy on the bridge [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Orbit; 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 27]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2

This prequel to The Girl with All the Gifts (2014) focuses on the ship Rosalind Franklin, a mobile research unit carrying scientists and military personnel who are desperately trying to track the virus and develop a vaccine. A teenage genius, Stephen, is also on board, and despite everyone else's experience and rank, he may be the only one able to save the world. The action here takes place in a short time frame and wholly on the ship and surrounding areas. Carey offers only small glimpses into how the zombie virus appeared and spread—and, indeed, the story leaves more questions than it answers—which may prove frustrating for readers hoping for a true prequel. The action is also not as cinematic or as tense as in the first book. Still, the success of The Girl with All the Gifts (and the 2017 movie) dictates that interest will be high in this novel. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 January #1

Carey, whose career launched with the word-of-mouth best seller The Girl with All the Gifts, again places a young protagonist in creepy, paranormal danger. Here, a community's cleverest boy is sent to confront the monsters beyond the gates. With a 100,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 March #4

Plausible science and solid prose and characterization elevate this dystopian thriller above similar works. In the same alternate future as Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts, a fungus, Cordyceps, which began as an insect parasite, has infected people, repurposing their brains and turning them into "hungries," mindless creatures with an appetite for human flesh. Carey moves quickly to engage readers' sympathies for epidemiologist Samrina Khan, one of a group of scientists and soldiers on a research mission. They travel through the U.K. in a motor home, on a desperate quest for an inhibitor that could make people resistant to the fungus. In the midst of the devastating horror the world has become, Samrina learns that she is pregnant, news she considers "a high tide of wonder and dismay and disbelief and misery in which hope bobs like a lifeboat cut adrift." This development radically complicates things for her, and her colleagues, as the plot builds to a satisfying conclusion. (May)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.