MARTians by Blythe Woolston tells a bleak, dystopia story exploring life in the near-future suburbs.
When Zoe’s public school is privatized, she’s fast-tracked for graduation and given the option of working at one of two super-sized, mega-stores. With her mom absent and her house in foreclosure, she moves into an abandoned strip mall. Although she excels at fitting into the system, she knows there must be more to life than her dead-end job in the rotting suburbs.
Librarians will find that this quirky work of science fiction strikes a chord with youth frustrated by the consumer culture and lack of empathy in today’s society.
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Published by Candlewick Press on October 13, 2015. ARC courtesy of the publisher.