Blythe Woolston MARTians

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Award-winning author Blythe Woolston conjures an alien yet strangely familiar world of big box stores and suburban decay. Here, daily routine revolves around shopping - for those who can. For Zoe, the mission is simpler: live. Sharp and satirical, this dark comedy will appeal to fans of M.T. Anderson's groundbreaking dystopia, Feed. An unsettling story of consumerism gone mad, MARTians brilliantly imagines "a world that is part Kafka and part Orwell" (Booklist). Last girl Zoe 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 repossessed now that AnnaMom has left, or move to the Warren, an abandoned shopping centre, to live with the other left-behind children. As Zoe struggles to find her place in a world that has consumed itself beyond redemption, she realizes she isn't ready to disappear into the AllMART abyss quite yet. Zoe wants to live.

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Blythe Woolston's first novel, The Freak Observer, won the William C. Morris Debut Award. She is also the author of Black Helicopters, an American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Blythe Woolston lives in Billings, Montana, USA.

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Gr 5–8—In a dreary near future, big box retail companies own everything—schools, doctors, even people, if they're not careful. For Zoe Zindleman, this world has always been a well-oiled machine guiding her through life. But when Zoe's mom is forced to leave town seeking better work and Zoe's school hustles her into the workforce a year early, she is left rudderless in her decaying subdivision. When the buses stop running and the water is in danger of being shut off, a strange boy finds Zoe and makes it his job to guide her. Wary but with few options, Zoe follows him into the small and dirty world of people like her who've fallen through the cracks. Previous Morris winner Woolston's writing is smart and atmospheric, leaving readers to fill in many of the blanks about Zoe's world. The protagonist is an interestingly uncommon lead, slow to distrust the consumer-centric society she's grown up in. Many of the themes and moments can be thought provoking, even heartbreaking—especially set against such familiar territory as toy departments and food courts. Overall, though, many readers will feel slighted by the lack of narrative progress. Woolston picks up many interesting threads through the short book but sees few of them to clear or compelling conclusions. VERDICT Readers interested in thought-provoking stories set in unusual environments will enjoy this quick read, but those looking for a thrilling page-turner may be disappointed.—Amy Diegelman, Vineyard Haven Public Library, MA

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