MARTians
MARTians
MARTians
Blythe Woolston
In a near-future world of exurban decay studded with big box stores, daily routine revolves around shopping—for those who can. For Zoë, the mission is simpler: live.Last girl Zoë Zindleman, numerical ID 009-99-9999, is starting work at AllMART, where "your smile is the AllMART welcome mat.” Her living arrangements are equally bleak: she can wait for her home to be foreclosed and stripped of anything valuable now that AnnaMom has moved away, leaving Zoë behind, or move to the Warren, an abandoned strip-mall-turned-refuge for other left-behinds. With a handful of other disaffected, forgotten kids, Zoë must find her place in a world that has consumed itself beyond redemption. She may be a last girl, but her name means “life,” and Zoë isn’t ready to disappear into the AllMART abyss. Zoë wants to live.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Zoë Zindleman is a teenage girl living in a near-future world, where the highest honor is getting a job at a shopping store. For Zoë, life like this is all she has known. With her father long gone and her mother’s recent departure, Zoë is left with little to no choice: Either stay in her on-the-market house that nobody is buying, or live in a strip-mall with a group of other abandoned loners.  Will Zoë live?

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