Zu was sent away by her parents after she short-circuited her dad’s car in the middle of a freeway.
The Darkest MindsEdit
Zu is first seen in an abandoned gas station by Ruby, who pursues her to the van she, Liam, and Chubs are travelling in. Ruby convinces Zu to let her in and Zu covers her in a blanket when Cate comes looking for her. She and Ruby form a close friendship in the time they travel together. Zu gives Ruby a dress and sees Ruby like an older sister. After she, Liam Stewart, Ruby Daly and Charles "Chubs" Meriwether reach East River, she meets her cousin, Hina. After a time there, she decides to travel alongside her cousin and a few friends to reach Hina's house, where they would be safe. Liam tries to convince her to stay but fails. She asked Ruby to find her when all of that was over.
After being separated from Hina and her friends she is captured by a tracker named Gabe. He ties her up but does not seem to know what to do. Gabe eventually feels bad enough to let Zu free and he agrees to take her to find Hina and the others. When they find Zu's friends, however, they shoot Gabe, fatally wounding him, before realizing he had helped Zu.
Suzume does not make a direct appearance in this novel. According, to Chubs, Zu is doing fine. He knows this because when he pretended to be a skip tracer he kept tabs on everyone.
In The AfterlightEdit
Zu is reunited with her friends and after some time chooses to be filmed on television so people can see how children are being treated. On television she finally decides to speak leaving her friends in happiness and shock.
The Darkest Legacy Edit
In The Darkest Legacy, Zu is the main character and the story is told from her point of view.
She chooses to speak by writing or making gestures. Suzume appears to be very compassionate and caring when it comes to others.
Zu is said to be quite small as Ruby refers to her as an eight-year-old when she is actually 11. She is apparently quite adorable which is why she was chosen as a representative to be on television. She has short cropped black hair in the book and very long black hair in the movie. She is always seen wearing yellow rubber gloves.
In The Darkest Legacy, it is said that her hair has grown long.
Zu met her when Ruby was trying to escape the Children's League. When Ruby was running after Zu, she went into the van locked Ruby out. Then, seeing that Ruby was about to run from the van to make sure the Children League wouldn't find her as well, she decides to let Ruby in. Zu is very close to Ruby even though she has not known her for a long time. She trusted Ruby very easily and they joke around together and are very close.
Zu and Liam were in the same camp together. Zu grew close to Liam the moment that he carried her out of the camp when he planned an escape. Zu regards Liam as an older brother who tries his hardest to protect her. Protecting her can sometimes lead to him lying to her in order to maintain her innocence.
Zu and Chubs were in the same camp together. Chubs cares a great deal for Zu, although does not believe in 'lying' to her about how things will get better as Liam does. After Zu declared that she would be leaving East River for her cousin Hina's beach home in California, Chubs becomes especially worried and reluctant to let her go.