Author: Charlie Higson
Project by: Sarah Nipper
In The Enemy, the main protagonist is Maxie, who is the newest leader of a group of kids who are trying to survive in apocalyptic England.
The Antagonist in this story are the adults who have been infected by some kind of disease that turns anyone over the age of sixteen into zombie like creatures.
With a great roar he lashed out to right and left , smashing his club into the grown-ups, shattering bones,breaking noses, loosening teeth, closing eyes. He was hardly aware of what was going on around him, only that Achilleus was at his back, cold-bloodedly dealing with the grown-ups in his own way.
“There was always a slug on the lettuce. This was too good to be true.He had never trusted Jester, and didn't trust David. He wasn't going to let his guard down just yet. Being careful had kept him alive this far. There was no reason to stop being careful now.”
I think that the theme of The Enemy is that things may be hard, they will always get better with time, even though it may not seem like it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mild blood/gore and like books that are told form a kids perspective.