We made it. It’s the end of the month, which means it’s the END of the A to Z Challenge. To catch up on all the other blogs in this challenge, click here. To see what my theme, “All Things Geek,” was all about, click here.
Synopsis: A chronicle of my time living in a zoo . . . I’m not really sure where to start, and you may have trouble believing me even as I tell you my story. My family did. They laughed the first time I told them, so now I just say it was all a crazy dream. You see, I died in a totally preventable car accident . . . or so I thought. When I opened my eyes, I was shocked to discover that I had been resurrected into the year 2282 and, just as unbelievably, was locked up in a zoo! A HUMAN ZOO! Oh wait, I mean the People’s Past Anthropological Center.
The Global Government created the Centers because all of the different cultures of the world had, over centuries of time, slowly absorbed into one uniform culture. Everything and everybody felt the same, and the world didn’t like it. So, to help the people of 2282 find cultures they thought worthy to live their lives by, they used time travel to zap the people of the past into the future. They created enclosures to house their live human exhibits. And that’s what happened to me. I became a research project, a source of entertainment. I was a prisoner who was over two hundred years away from my family and friends.
Most of my time in the enclosure was spent trying to escape. I also made friends, lost friends, fell in love, was betrayed, was held captive within captivity, and lots of other fun stuff. There were some shocking moments and some devastating moments . . . It’s a lot to recount, but I’ll try my best to tell you all about my time travel . . . PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.
I’m Emma, by the way.
*(ZOO is a fast-paced Young Adult novel with some profanity.)
Review: This book was definitely fast paced and unique. Emma is a girl who died in a car crash. When she wakes up in the future in a glass dome, things begin to get interesting. It turns out that this glass dome is an enclosure in a zoo for the people of the future to enjoy every era of human existance.
Emma is stuck inside an exhibit for primitive life. She basically gets to wear a potato sack of sorts. I feel that if I was stuck in any other dome than the one Emma was in, I may have been happy for a little while. The forced mating…not so much.
Emma is a fun, interesting character that I enjoyed following around on her adventures.
This book is definitely worth a reread. I actually read this back in December and am just now getting around to reviewing. I hope you’ll give Zoo a chance, because it really is unique among dystopian/science fiction books!