The Girl With All the Gifts - Chapters 5-9 Summary & Analysis

M. R. Carey
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In Chapter 5, on the days that Dr. Caldwell comes, the children’s days are interrupted. Melanie does not like Dr. Caldwell and is not sure why she is there. On this particular day, Dr. Caldwell asks for “one of each” (p. 28) for new tests she is starting. Gender is irrelevant, she says, she wants children from each end of the bell curve. She asks for number sixteen for the low end. When the sergeant asks if she wants Melanie, Dr. Caldwell responds she won’t waste her on a routine test and calls her a genius. Dr. Caldwell instead asks for subject twenty-two. Melanie recognizes the students by their numbers as Marcia and Liam. Melanie watches at the grill on her cell door and notices the two students are taken out through the thick steel door. Melanie watches for them to come back...

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