06 September 2011

Dystopian YA

From the handout made by me for the Hunger Games panel and the handout and discussion from the Dystopias for Teens panel at DragonCon.

Series are represented by the first book only to keep the list manageable.

Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess
Eve by Anna Carey
Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler
Matched by Ally Condie
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde
Truancy by Isamu Fhkui
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Flux by Beth Goobie
Gone by Michael Grant
Feed by Mira Grant
Dark Parties by Sara Grant
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
The Line by Teri Hall
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Possession by Elana Johnson
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
XVI by Julia Karr
In the Company of Whispers by Saillie Lowenstein
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Legend by Marie Lu
The Declaration by Gemma Malley
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Tankborn by Karn Sandler
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Variant by Robison Wells
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Empty by Suzanne Weyn
The Children of the Lost by David Whitley
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson


  1. hey there! new follower! :) all these books are awesome. love dystopians so much!

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  2. Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoyed your comments at the Hunger Games panel. I was the girl who wanted to talk about the historical themes in the books, and I really valued your response to my questions.

  3. Some of these are books that I wouldn't classify as dystopian. For example, "The Dead and the Gone" and "Rot & Ruin" are both post-apocalyptic, but I wouldn't call them dystopian because they don't exhibit the kind of repressive society that typically characterizes dystopian fiction. Otherwise, looks like a great list!

  4. Sheila-

    Some of the books are on the list for that very reason. There was a segment of discussion at the Dystopian panel about the difference between Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian, and I wrote down all the books mentioned without segregating out the Post-Apocalyptic. I kinda wish I had, but since I haven't read the whole list it's hard to do now without knowing for sure.