Dystopian YA Fiction

I am currently working my way through 15 Book Series to Read if You Enjoyed The Hunger Games. I have recently read (actually, listened to during my runs):

Unwind, by Neal Shusterman

Amazon summary: In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called “unwinding.” Unwinding ensures that the child’s life doesn’t “technically” end by transplanting all the organs in the child’s body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound.

Divergent, by Veronica Ross

Amazon summary: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

 

Both are excellent books, and I agree with Buzzfeed; if you liked The Hunger Games, you’ll like them. I may have to take a break from dystopian fiction though, and find something a bit more cheerful.

Tell me what you think!

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