I LOVED this book! It felt so refreshing to read about a spunky girl with attitude going through a harsh ordeal. And she goes through so much, too: her first boyfriend, her first colony, her first time being considered more than just a kid. I identified with her instantly; she’s a rebel, she does the opposite of what she’s told.
The writer made me want to be friends with Zoe & co – complex personalities, real people. The world Scalzi created is a great mix of fantasy and science fiction, which is sometimes a bit too thick from other authors, but his was introduced without any glitch here. I just couldn’t believe the story went by so fast – I laughed, I was spooked, I was intrigued… a well-rounded book, in all. I really hope I can find his other books from this series, the Old Man’s War… really recommend it for any fan of dystopian young-adult novels.
The Army didn’t confiscate this book clearly because there’s nothing for them to be afraid of: if people got the wrong idea by reading Zoe’s Tale and wanted to go explore other worlds, they couldn’t even get out of America. But if a spaceship landed in Seattle, for sure I’d jump on it, if it meant joining Zoe in her tale.