The Last Girl
A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.
Zoey and some of the surviving young wome...more
I got this book free through the Kindle First program.
I thought this book was great and it really ticked me off what these people were doing to these girls.
Supposedly, this virus/plague came through and did something to where there were hardly any females born, so this group of jerks in the government (naturally) goes through and nabs all of the baby girls, or young girls they could find and bring them back to the compound. They kill a l ...more
A dystopian-themed book, 'The Last Girl' centers on Zoey, a girl that has been held captive by a militarized, government "research" group. There ...more
Now just because I read a bunch of them don't think I'm the one to save your bum when the crud hits the fan. I'll probably be dead in just a few seconds. I'm not much for living without coffee and toilet paper.
In this scenario all the girl babies have stopped being born. Some kind of epidemic stuff happens and it changed everything. The government steps in. You know t ...more
Zoey is a female. One of the last of her sex. A plague has turn the world on its head when only baby boys are born, no baby girls. Zoey has been raised in a government stronghold, built to protect these females. At the beginning of the story there are 7 girls and one woman teacher. The compound is ran like a prison. They are not allowed anything we would think of as luxuries, like books and gum. They have to read the govern ...more
A mysterious epidemic has reduced the female birth rate to less than 1% and as the years pass, no cure is found. A scientific compound is set up to find the cause.
Zoey and a handful of girls are held in this compound until their 21st birthdays. Most do not remember their families and captivity within the rigid rules of the compound is all they know. They are told that the virus has wiped out most of the worlds population.
Zoey is a grea ...more
2.5 Stars, minimally better than "okay" because it did keep me turning pages to find out what would happen, but there was just too much pulling me out of the story while reading to rate it up to 3.
Nothing added up in the book. Everything was "explained" ...more
It was hard work.
One of my favourite themes in fiction is the breakdown of society, so I tend to give books that deal with it a little more leeway, but this had no depth. It had an interesting premise but I felt the book jumped right over the best bits. Before you even hit the prologue proper, you find out that something is happening in society that means female births are declining, there is civil war, nuclear war....so much to interest me....then we ...more
I'm left really confused. Why did the author narrate the whole book in present tense? Outside of literary fiction, this is not a common technique. There's nothing gained from the exercise here, sentences such as "within the next hour, they gather the las ...more
Fear feeds the worst in all of us. It drives the most despicable of our natures to the surface.
A mysterious epidemic happens worldwide that causes the reduction in the births of baby girls. Scientists and Governments scramble to find the reason for this. Fast Forward 25 years and there is still no answer and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.
Zoey and 6 other women are housed in a scientific compound that claims to be doing research on ...more
Phew what a wild ride. I am a huge Dystopian/ Post apocalyptic fan so of course I really enjoyed this. Zoey was a great protagonist, and the moral quandaries in this book were absolutely insane! I loved the idea of what would happen if women could no longer produce female babies, what the government did was pretty realistic in my opinion.
The suspense in this story was right on point, and I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of moments. There was only one moment where I felt like the story had ...more
Several years later we meet Zoey, she is a twenty year old young woman being kept inside a government facility along with a handful of other women. The last in society and hope for the future they ...more
This is honestly addictive – I was right on board with Zoey from word one and it was an interesting premise executed well. In a world where the female population h ...more
1. I understand keeping the girls under lock and key. I even get that they're in a military installation under lock and key. But WHY waste time psychologically torturing them when they break a rule? That jus ...more
Firstly, you can definitely tell that this book was written by a man. The main character Zoey is completely unbelievable as a woman. Even though at 21, she's still just a girl. Somehow she is miraculously is the gun whisperer, having an innate knowledge of various weapons and is a stellar markswom ...more
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An old fashioned, science fiction cat and mouse story that combines all the now ‘traditional’ tropes of the YA post apocalyptic dystopian genre with a horrifying premise and super hero like protagonist. Whilst the first half of the book is quite tempered and focused on world building, the second half really opens up and has more action than your average Tom Cruise movie.
There are no female babies being born due ...more
Joe hart did a fabulous job of building Zoe’s character. As a reader, I was pulled into her life of captivity and I was appalled at how people could (and mo ...more
This book was a string of poorly thought out, rash decisions. The plot, the setup, the whole shebang just wasn't logical. Had there been an alternate motive, had the author took this in a different direction, had there been more then maybe, just maaaaaybe, it would have jived better.
Unfortunately, it was not meant to be.
The "bad" guys were bad in a way that made no sense. Like none. Their actions were completely counter to their supposed goal.
Our protagonist is an annoying 20/21 ...more
Zoey is one of 7 young women at a facility trying to solve why women can no longer give birth to females. The problem is that the girls are prisoners, and although they are told how special they are, are treated like subhumans. No freedom, no books, no special treats of any kind.
I read this quickly, and the action in the last half had me on the edge of my seat. There were some brutal scenes in here and I think there a ...more
A book I can't finish gets one star by default. A book written in present tense will usually piss me off so badly that I can't get past the first chapter. I absolutely despise the use of present tense in books. it annoys me so much that it utterly ruins nearly every book that uses it, making it completely unreadable to me ...more
This one sounds like a mix/mash up of a dystopian genre & post apocalyptic genre, which are both genres I love. In this book, women are a rarity, making them a high value commodity. I really like the blurb of this one.
I downloaded an e-copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. The cover shows a rather desolate looking landscape with a lone female walking towards the horizon.
Would the cover make me pick this book up from a book store shelf? Yes, I w ...more
Zoey, oh sweet, strong Zoey. So much destruction. So much pain.
4.5 stars for this superbly well written story. I'm keeping half a star back for a plot twist that I wish had gone in a different direction. Nothing but personal preference. It worked well the way it was presented.
This is how a book should b ...more
This was a Kindle First and I grabbed it as soon as I saw it. First time I have seen one in my genre. It is a dystopian tale of a world that has lost the ability to produce baby girls. Only boys are born. One girl is born every hundred million births. Zoey is one of those girls. They are kept behind walls in a very controlled environment, each has a cleric to protect them. Any deviation from the rules are punished.
At twenty one a young woman is celebrated and moves on but no ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. YA/Adult Science Fiction. Women have become barren. Few babies are being born. World population threatened. Fertile females in captivity for reproduction. It is a series [s]||17||737||Jan 11, 2020 07:19PM|
|Was the government right?||7||36||Oct 10, 2017 05:15AM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: The Last Girl by Joe Hart starting March 19||31||23||Mar 23, 2016 08:23AM|