View Full Version : Looking for a book I read but cant remember the name

2009-04-07, 12:45 PM
Basically, when I was a kid, I read a book in the school library, for some reason it popped into my head recently and its been really annoying that I cant figure out the name, and I was wondering if anyone here could possibly figure it out.

it was published before 1998

It involved people building towers to live in because land at sea level was a wasteland or irradiated, possibly both, either way people living on the surface had to wear some type of hazmat suit

there was a zoo in the tower the main characters lived in, one of the surface dwellers was trapped in a cage there at one point

the main characters are a boy and a girl

the surface was ruled by a computer

the surface dwellers had an odd name like Z people or something along those lines

the computer identified the main characters as being tower dwellers by using a blood test administered by a mechanical bird
they shut down the computer to free the surface dwellers by convincing it they were sent to do maintenance

thanks in advance to whoever can figure this thing out.

2009-04-07, 05:36 PM
Weird plot. Sounds like the author was on acid. :amused:

Good luck finding it!