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As people across the world die from some incurable disease, Naomi a five year old girl who lives in England is torn from her parents. Naomi finds herself alone, growing up on a ship with strangers as she journeys across the sea into a new and very different future on the American coast. A future where a pack of great vicious dogs as well as cannibals roam the land.....
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Published February 15th 2012 by Authorhouse (first published December 30th 2011)
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John Dolan
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We are in apocalyptic territory in Diane Major's "I Am Nine", with humanity all but wiped out by a plague of uncertain origin. I am happy to say - being zombie'd-out - that this is no "Walking Dead" tale, but rather an insightful account of how a young girl separated from her family manages to survive in a strange and hostile world.

Ms Major spins a credible and compelling narrative about how the remnants of humanity might go about preserving the species.

Events are seen through the eyes of, and o
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Rebecca
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic action packed piece of fiction! The more I read of this great book, the more I loved it.

This is not a story about author, Diane Major when she was nine. At first, I thought it was going to be about zombies. Once Naomi was aboard ship, I quickly realized it wasn’t. Naomi's battle to stay alive is amazing.

A must read and I think that once you’ve read it, you’ll want to read more about Naomi.

Rebecca Scarberry (Scarberryfields on Twitter)
Kathleen Rowland
I AM NINE takes place in the distant future. Very much alone with people having died from a disease, orphaned and very young Naomi is on a ship with strangers on their way to the American coast. Or is it, with cannibals and vicious dog-like beasts? Will Naomi find strength as a leader in this cruel place? I'm a fan of a great story with a rapid-pace, done superbly by Diane Major.
Simon Okill
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started reading I am Nine by Diane Major I assumed the story was about a 9 year old girl surviving a zombie apocalypse. This incredible book is so much more than that. The pace never lets up as the author starts with 5 year old Naomi leading a normal family life until a virus kills off most of the world's population. Through Naomi's eyes we are taken on her terrifying journey as she and her family race against time to find a ship that will take them away from death. But the authorities on ...more
Ally Shields
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am Nine is a dystopian novel written with little dialogue and narrated solely from the POV of Naomi, a young girl born into a typical family but who grows up under circumstances her parents never envisioned.
In a world ravaged by an unknown disease, five-year-old Naomi is set afloat on a cruise ship with a few hundred other survivors after her family becomes inflected. The ships have fifteen years of supplies in hopes the disease will die and the land can be repopulated. When Naomi is fifteen,
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Alan Hardy
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well-spun tale about human survival following a cataclysmic infection that nearly destroys the human race. The story is brilliantly told from the viewpoint of Naomi, in her infancy at the time. We follow her as the uninfected people put to the safety of the seas, biding their time before returning to land; and we are also party to her development as she matures into a woman and discovers love as well as tragedy through meeting the masked eponymous survivor, Nine. The remaining humans have to r ...more
Lorna Dounaeva
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. 'I am Nine' is a dystopian novel, written in a simple, almost child-like voice, with very little dialogue. It is fast-paced and compelling. Unlike most kindle books I've read, I can honestly say I didn't skim a single word. I was spellbound throughout, waiting to find out what would happen next as the young narrator, Naomi went from a happy, ordinary family life, to a post-apocalyptic' world containing ferocious dogs and vicious cannibals. This is a great read, and I highly re ...more
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