Dystopian YA Fiction

Dystopias are imaginary places in which the circumstances of life are extremely bad for some reason, whether it’s because of deprivation, terror or oppression. In the dystopian ya fiction section, you will find novels recommended for and those withe the teen market in mind.

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

Opening up a book like The Haven is an exercise in entering an entirely new world. Whereas some Dystopian novels, like The Hunger Games, begin with a character who recognizes the deficiencies in the world she lives in, Williams has created a classic Dystopian story about a teen named Shiloh who has accepted most (if not all) the information that she’s received from the Whole teachers and doctors who run The Haven at face value. Read more →

Matched by Ally Condie

Ally Condie, however, clearly has a grasp of what the classic Dystopian genre is about and with Matched, she’s transformed it into a book that is sure to appeal to teens and maybe get them anxious to read books that are classics in the genre, like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. And of course, after reading Matched, Dystopian YA readers of all ages won’t be able to stop themselves from consuming the entire series in one go. Read more →