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