Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah
By Robert C O’Brien

Synopsis: 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.

Published: 1974 | ISBN-13: 978-1416939214

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This is a book that I had to read for English class in the 1980s. I remember it being a great story after a nuclear war has occurred in the United States. The ideas of nuclear war was very topical at the time and the ideas in the novel where interesting and eerily prophetic with the Chernobyl disaster yet to come. A good read! I look forward to this possibly coming out as a film in 2014. – popsciguyoz

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