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Dystopian fiction for young adults

What is it about teenagers and dystopian fiction?  Long before the Hunger Games movie came out, the teenaged members of the book club in my former school library nagged me incessantly, “Have you read The Hunger Games yet, Miss?”  “Twilight sucks! Don’t waste your time!  Read The Hunger Games!”

Admittedly, not every kid said this.  I had one or two Twilight devotees.  Vampires really do have an attraction for many of us, but anyone who has a bit of imagination and is a reader loves to imagine a world gone wrong and loves to cheer on that hero or heroine who wants to do something about it.

This year, the Quebec Library Association posted a list of newer dystopian novels that you might want to consider buying for your collection.  Moreover, Suzanne Collins, the author of the Hunger Games, gave a very positive review to The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch,

These books are sure to both delight and depress your avid readers.


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September 4, 2012 · 3:53 pm

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