Zoe’s Tale

{4.5/5} “Actually, Enzo had a perfectly good reason to be utterly terrified of Hickory and Dickory, who were already vaguely suspicious of him and would happily cycle him out an airlock if he did anything stupid with me. But there was no reason to let him know that yet. Good rule of thumb: When your relationship is minutes old, don’t freak out the new squeeze.”

Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi, published in 2008

Zoe has travelled to the brand new colony of Roanoke. Things were not as expected when they got there — the planet was in a different spot, and everyone was forbidden from using electronics. While Zoe’s parents were doing colony leadership-type things she was busy going to school, training with her Obin bodyguards Hickory and Dickory, and hanging out with her boyfriend Enzo.

This is the 4th book in the Old Man’s War series. It retells some of the story from the previous book, The Last Colony, from a different point of view. Since it’s the point of view of a sarcastic 15-year-old girl, it’s worth telling.

It’s about friendship, love, and dealing with the unexpected. Despite the often serious situation, this is a very funny book.

I was expecting there to be at least one surprising turn of events and I wasn’t disappointed. If you liked the previous books in this series, you’ll like this one. It’s not quite as earth shattering as Ender’s Shadow but it’s close.

I previously reviewed the 3rd book in the series, The Last Colony.

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