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/New Adult novel.)
(Revised Edition released May 20, 2013)
- Zoo is a total genre bender with unexpected twists and turns. Fantastic ending that was actually an ending. It has amazing world building. And the main character is a realistic young adult. She has struggles, she’s quick to judge, and she’s hardheaded, but in the end she knows what’s right. Emma was an awesome heroine on a mind-blowing journey. A Must Read! - YA Creative Critic Chick
This book had a few unexpected twists and lots of action and excitement. This book was way better than I expected and I would love to see another book about these characters. I liked that there were lots of character connections and little story's about secondary characters. Although there were some cliff hangers about some of the characters at the end, I liked the ending for the two main characters.
This book is AMAZING. It should get so much more recognition. I read it all in one day. Hey can you please write a sequel? I would definitely read it.
What a great read Emma is funny, feisty and completely lovable!
What a great read! Emma is funny, feisty and completely lovable! I love the conversations she has with herself and her thought processes. She's not perfect (she herself admits it) but completely believable. The concept of this book is amazing and so original, I didn't put the book down until I was finished with it. Then I was sad that the adventure was over. You will hate some of the characters, thanks to the great writing of this author, and fall in love with others. The descriptions of the enclosures transported me into the characters space. This book causes you to look at our world in a new light. I wanted more of "The Zoo" and I'm excited to see that it's The Enclosure Chronicles, which means more of these amazing characters and great plot lines! Now I'm off to read the other book by this author "Exalted"!
Thank you Tara Elizabeth for giving me a story that I couldn't figure out ahead of time!! I look forward to many more of your thought provoking stories!