Jean Selkirk — a teacher at Hotel Echo, and Dr.
The next time Caldwell asks Melanie for ashe is surprised when Melanie chooses her own cell four. It is McCarthy's second feature-length film. Helen removes Melanie from atop the vehicle and brings her inside.
The group decides to travel to Beacon, 74 miles away, but the adults argue over whether to bring Melanie. She has very dark skin and long black hair. The infected, referred to as " hungries ", quickly lose their mental powers and feed on the flesh of healthy humans. Melanie asks if Caldwell now believes Melanie is truly alive and feeling, rather than simply "mimicking human emotions" pafk Caldwell once believed.
It closes with Melanie asking for her favourite, a story, and after being kindly declined by Helen says that they now have "lots of time" to hear one. Those born in this way retain their mental abilities.
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She asks him to shoot the mass of spores with calldwell flamethrower, deducing correctly that the environmental trigger to open the spores is fire. She is obsessed with finding the cure to the disease. She is the teachers' boss. She always wears one item of red in her clothing or accessories.
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Spoilers The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Melanie manages to scare and dominate the hungries by growling and eventually battling and killing their leader.
The plot is rather slight, and the ending feels a little rushed; but the characters are so well drawn and so human that it's impossible not to feel for them. She tries to reason that she can save Helen and the human race for Melanie by making a vaccine. The children go to "school" at an army base in the Home Counties, where they are subjected to experiments by Dr. Intelligent hungries are second-generation ones, conceived by hungries girll retained some human behavior. The three find Parks and Private Kieran Gallagher, and flee the base together.
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The title was changed in June to match the book. They, unlike others, are able to retain their mental powers and only lose control when they get too close to human scent. Melanie is muzzled and handcuffed to the gunner's chair atop the armoured vehicle and the group escapes into the wilderness. Characters[ edit ] Melanie — test subject one, a host of the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungal infection.
Afraid that they will be experimented on, Melanie instead tells the adults she saw a large group of junkers, caldwelp reveals the truth to Justineau. She makes remarkable findings but does not let the others inside, fearing that they will interfere. She has a brilliant intellect. Helen is tricked then easily disarmed but the thr has been overrun as the fences gave way and the lab is breached before Caldwell can proceed.
Whitaker — the only male teacher at Hotel Echo.
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Melanie fhe visibly upset, as she thought to keep him and Helen safe in the sealed environment of the mobile lab. The Girl With All the Gifts turns eating brains from the usual empty-calorie snack into a full, complex, palate-challenging meal.
She chases and devours a cat, then captures a small dog to use as bait to distract and lure the hungries away from the hospital so the group can escape. Caroline Caldwell — the scientific leader of the study taking place at Hotel Echo.
Justineau awakens in the Rosalind Franklin. Parks asks Caldwell why the hungries tend to group, Melanie speaks up saying, "they must be lonely. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. She returns to the lab to find Helen, standing just inside the hermetically sealed door, fearfully watching the spores caldwekl around the lab.
Melanie proves useful to the adults; hungries do not attack her, and she can lead them away from the humans. Melanie quips that she already had one.
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Helen and Melanie jump aboard an escaping armoured van. It is revealed that Caldwell is suffering from blood poisoning from the arm wound she incurred when the hungries invaded the army camp, and will die soon. Melanie le her to a group of intelligent hungries, to whom Justineau, wearing an environmental protection suit, parrk teaching the alphabet.