Z For Zachariah Book Summary and Study Guide

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There is a nuclear war and Ann is left by herself while her family looks for any sign of life. Ann thinks she the only person left in the world until a man called Mr Loomis finds her valley. Ann hides from him in her cave. However, Mr Loomis gets radiation poisoning and is very ill. Ann helps him recover and learns things about Mr Loomis that are terrifying. As he gets better they both become enemies and fight for the valley. Mr Loomis attemps to kill Ann but in the end Ann has courage to take his suit (that protects from radiation) and goes on a journey to find more life. Maybe even her parents with hope!
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The review of this Book prepared by Bridget

Z for Zachariah is about the last person in the world, Ann. Ann meets a man though. She wants to have sex with John but John refuses. He's a homosexual!
The review of this Book prepared by Austlean Amakiir

Ann Burden is alone and as far as she knows the last person on Earth. Her stillness is broken by the smoke of a distant campfire.
The review of this Book prepared by Alex Thomas

Anne Burden is alone. After a nuclear holocaust only her valley is left untouched. Anne tries to make a new life for herself, dreaming of a time when she has somebody else to share it with. One day however somebody does come, wearing a strange suit that protects him from the radiation. Anne hides at first but when the newcomer swims in the polluted steam and falls sick she must reveal herself. But after nursing him back to health Anne starts to wish that she had remained alone as things all start to go wrong.
The review of this Book prepared by Neil Morey

After the bomb is dropped a young girl finds that she is the only survivor in a small valley in New York. Because of her determination and smarts she is able to feed and shelter herself. Then one day she spots a stranger in a bio suit coming over the ridge- is he friendly? Can the two of them co-exist? Or will the strangers fears and domineering attitude force her to move on?
The review of this Book prepared by Andi Puntoriero

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 15%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 25%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 32.5%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 27.5% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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