Book Review of ‘Z For Zachariah’

Monday, August 4, 2008 – original post

Z For Zachariah
Written By: Robert C. O’Brien
Published By: Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1987, First Collier Books Edition, 249 pages, hardcover
ISBN 0-02-044650-0

Z For Zachariah is a gripping, vastly entertaining, post-apocalyptic story”

Ann Burden is left to fend for herself.
While her neighbours and family leave Burden Valley and head to Ogdentown to look for survivors Ann is left at home. She is devastated when they never return.
The war has severed communication to the outside world and eventually all electricity is cut off.
Surviving the war was the easy part and now sixteen year old Ann is all alone in the valley when Mr. Loomis discovers that the radiation poisoning has somehow left Burden Valley untouched from the devastation.
Mr. John R. Loomis is a chemist who has travelled on foot in a polarized radiation-proof suit for more then a year. Searching for signs of life anywhere, he never gives up and is rewarded when he finds Burden Valley. Euphoric with gratitude, Mr Loomis makes some life-altering mistakes that leave him in a weakened state not long after he arrives.
Both Ann and Mr. Loomis want the valley. Surely they can live in harmony together.
After all, as far as they know, they are the last surviving man and woman on earth…

Z For Zachariah is one of my all-time favourite books.
Robert C. O’Brien created a story so realistic and tangible that many times I felt as though Ann’s struggles were my own.
It will be enjoyable to people of all ages and genders.
I highly recommend this book!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (9 out of 10 Diamonds) – Loved it!



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One thought on “Book Review of ‘Z For Zachariah’

  1. Bobbie said…
    Z for Zachariah is a book that I first read when I was a young teen and I’ve re-read it at least 5 times over the years because its just so compelling and fresh each time!!
    I love this book! :-D
    August 4, 2008 2:54 PM

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