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Saturday, October 3, 2009

YA Dystopian Reading Challenge!

For all you fans of YA Dystopian novels, Bart of Bart's Bookshelf is hosting a reading challenge. The challenge starts October 15th and ends at the start of 2010. The goal is to read 1 to 4 YA Dystopian novels in that time span.

Not sure what Dystopia is?
Dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is the vision of a society in which conditions of life are miserable and characterized by poverty, oppression, war, violence, disease, pollution, nuclear fallout and/or the abridgement of human rights, resulting in widespread unhappiness, suffering, and other kinds of pain. (Source: Wikipedia)

Examples of YA Dystopia:
The Atherton Series by Patrick Carman
The Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
Exodus and Zenith by Julie Bertanga
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger by Lois Lowry
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Moon Crash Trilogy by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Resurrection of Magic Series by Kathleen Duey
The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
The Shadow Children Sequence by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Shade's Children by Garth Nix
Feed by M.T. Anderson
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
More here!

Want to participate? Go here!


  1. I love dystopian lit. If you're going to do this, you should definitely check out Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking series (so far, The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer). Really, really good. And of course, The Hunger Games is A-MAZING. Feed is really neat too, but takes some getting used to. But it's funny/creepy, which I like; it's all about consumerism taken to its ultimate conclusion.
    Good stuff!

  2. Definitely read, Patrick Ness' books!

    So glad to have you aboard with the challenge. Hope you have a ton of fun with it!


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