I heard so many amazing things about this book that I just had to put it on my summer reading list. The center of this story is a young girl called Melanie and her daily life.
The reader follows threads of story that leads them to the discovery that not only is Melanie not human but that she is living in a shattered world.
Melanie's lifeline is her teacher Miss Justineau, Melanie lives for the days when she gets Justineau as a teacher, and when the vicious outside world of zombie hordes overtake the research station Melanie risks everything to save her. While out in the world all the instincts the reserach center have repressed in her come to life. She is an infected, yet able to reason and even repress her urges somewhat. But the discovery of her origins not only shape Melanies woorld but determine the future of mankind.
This book is a slow burn. The reader is slowly shown the ropes of the world and just before the reader finds the narrative repetetive the next phase of the story kicks into gear. Lots of great action that leads to a stunning ending,