Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

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Anne Burden is 16 and she has lived for a year completely on her own. By some miracle, the valley she was brought up in has escaped atomic fall-out after the last, devastating nuclear war. But she is the only person left alive - or so she thinks. The book has been made into a film by BBC TV.

About Robert C. O'Brien

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Robert C. O’Brien was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Williams College and graduated from the University of Rochester. He was a writer and editor for Newsweek, National Geographic, and other publications. He lived in New York City and then in Washington, DC, with his wife and four children. Z for Zachariah—which is now a major motion picture starring Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor—was completed by his wife and daughter, with the help of his notes, after his death in 1973. He is also the author of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and The Silver Crown.
Published September 12, 1974 by Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, History, War. Fiction

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it's also for zero population after nuclear bombs and nerve gas seem to have destroyed everyone in the world except Ann in her Amish country valley (her family left it and seem singularly unregretted but then Ann is one of those unthinking practical types) who is making it alone with her brother'...

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But, written in the form of Ann's diary entries, the novel is beautifully spare;

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The difference between Ann and Mr. Loomis is that Ann fights fair and Mr. Loomis has no...

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Everyone would think, yeah well there’s still two people left, they can just reproduce and in time the human population will be repopulated, but what they don’t think about is, what if the two people don’t like one another?

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