Producing Why In The World Are We Here

From my experience, on reading the book, young people will usually ask why Clare wrote Why In The World Are We Here as a fictional atlas. They will be even confused that the records collected by two travellers, Eia and Whhat, has small insertions of the creatures interactions as they to try and figure out their purpose in life. When does a personal narrative appear alongside fact-based information? Furthermore, why create ten fantastical locations, as extreme as any work of science fiction? These questions go to the heart of how we educate young people with regards to genre within our subject contexts.