Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5 YA/Teen DYSTOPIAN Novels

Five YA/Teen DYSTOPIAN Novels

In spirit of Children’s Book Week, I will be presenting FIVE quality children’s book each day. While, we tend to think of young children during this weeklong event, it is important to remember the teens too. Many teens (and adults, like me) are drawn to Young Adult (YA) novels. That being said, Wednesday’s theme is



Dystopian novels feature a society that is corrupt or frightening in some way—whether it be a natural disaster, genetic/science crisis, cruel government or other terrifying aspect. In YA dystopian novels, it is common for resistance and romance to be leading themes as the main characters battle with the corruption of their society. Dystopian novels fascinate teens because like them, the main characters are faced with circumstances that make the future seem questionable and their sense of power low. Many teens experience similar feelings and identifying with those feelings as the characters seek to resist this and regain their power can be empowering for the reader too.



 Delirium by Lauren Oliver                                    Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien                                         Legend by Marie Lu

1 comment :

  1. Great review of teen dystopian novels Caragh! Here are ten great adult dystopian novels of all time to compliment your review of teen dystopian novels.


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