Z for Zachariah
Is anyone out there? Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors. But the smoke from a... show more
Is anyone out there? Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors. But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann's solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth.
Publish date: July 10th 2007
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Post Apocalyptic
Z for Zachariah is an interesting novel. It is a post-apocalyptic tale which focuses on two characters inhabiting this new world and leaves most discussion of what has caused it by the wayside. For the most part, this works well, as the reader is in the same position as primary character Ann Burden....
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Attempted rape; dog death.Z for Zachariah was first published in 1974, and has stayed in print ever since. Robert C. O'Brien died in 1973, but his wife and one of his children completed the novel based on his notes.It's simply brilliant. The science in regards to the "meteorologica...
I read this back in 1974. I'm reminded to write the review now because of a movie trailer. Photo of movie poster from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598642/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm . Top notch. Actually the only YA Dystopian book I remember reading as a YA -- it was way more intense than I expected aft...
This is the first time I've ever utilized that "hide review because you're a big fat blabbermouth who can't talk about a book without ruining it for others" function. But the fact is, it's important for a reader of "Z For Zachariah" to be surprised by the nature of the stranger who shows up. And it'...
Ann Burden is seemingly the last person alive after a nuclear holocaust. She is living in the only green valley in which life is possible and surviving nicely. Of course, she's lonely so when a man suddenly appears in a safe-suit up on the hill, she is both excited and terrified. The questions is, ...
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