Z for Zachariah
Written by Robert C. O'Brien
Part of the The Originals Series
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January 2011 Guest Editor Jenny Downham on a classic of apocalyptic science fiction:
"Written as a documentary novel, Z for Zachariah explores the nightmare situation faced by two people who believe they are the last humans left on earth. This was the first novel I read as a teenager that utterly transported me. I had never realised books could do that. It literally took me away from home and put me somewhere else. Absolutely haunting and impossible to put down!"
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Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
Nuclear war has devastated America, except for the valley where Ann Burden has been living alone for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control. Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
Robert C. O'Brien
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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
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