MARTians

MARTians

Last girl Zoë Zindleman, numerical ID 009-99-9999, has just been graduated. Early. Her options: wait for her home to be foreclosed and stripped of anything valuable now that AnnaMom has moved away, or move to the Warren, an abandoned strip-mall-turned-refuge for other left-behinds—a safe place, and close to AllMART, Zoë’s new employer, where “your smile is AllMART’s welcome mat.” Zoë may be the last girl, but her name means “life,” and Zoë isn’t ready to disappear into the AllMART abyss. Zoë wants to live.

MARTians is set in a world of exurban decay studded with big-box stores, where its inhabitants are numbed by shopping and the six o’clock “news.” MARTians may be the future, but it is frighteningly familiar.

Title:MARTians
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780763677565
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    MARTians Reviews

  • Kai

    This book is one big question mark for me.I still don't have a single clue about what was going on. This book has a dystopian/futuristic sound to it. And there was lots of potential to spin a fantasti...

  • Jamie (ReadsinTrees) Dacyczyn

    2 stars. Will appeal to younger readers who enjoy light dystopian fiction, but may feel a bit undeveloped to more experienced readers. I think that the author was trying to hold up a mirror to readers...

  • Tez

    Read it and weep. Blythe Woolston's MARTians hurts to read because though it's labelled dystopian/futuristic, it seems scarily contemporary.Zoë's mother abandons her, and her school closes down. She ...

  • Kim B.

    Woolston writes it, I read it. This is the law of my universe....

  • Kimber

    This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble.This book was provided by Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.When Zoe Zindleman's school cl...

  • Evan

    When I read Blythe Woolston, I never know what the main character is going to ultimately do. in MARTians, Z is booted out into the world not only by her school (recently closed to help balance the bud...

  • Laura

    clever - a dystopian society without an enemy.The plot moves quickly-you realize very quickly that something is VERY wrong with this world. But it doesn't appear to be any sort of apocalypse. Just the...

  • Michael Earp

    A brilliant and bleak depiction of consumerism take to its extreme (so not a whole lot further than we currently know it!)If you like M.T. Anderson's Feed (which you definitely need to read!), then yo...

  • Kathleen Dixon

    Another teen dystopia in a world not so far in the future where the populace are brainwashed into consumerism - hmm, not unlike today! Hopefully our schools aren't that bad yet, and at least the power...

  • Melinda

    Whaaaaaaaaat. I have no idea what I just read. I mean, I guess this is a vision of what a Walmart-fueled dystopia might look like? And I guess that our current obsession with K-cups means we're alread...