Reviews by Tag: dystopian fiction

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins
4
Rated by
N.A. Singh
Dec 9, 2021

The Hunger Games follows the main protagonist Katniss Everdeen. Katniss is a sixteen-year old girl, living in District 12 in Panem. Each year, a girl and boy are taken from each district to fight in the Hunger Games. However, one day Katniss’s sister is chosen and without much thought Katniss volunteers herself instead. The Hunger Games to Katniss is a death sentence because she must kill the rest of the competitors to be the ultimate winner and that seems unlikely.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book The Selection

The Selection

By Kiera Cass
5
Rated by
N.A. Singh
Dec 9, 2021

Taking place in the future, we follow American Singer, a sixteen-year old girl, who is given the ultimate chance of a lifetime. The kingdom has offered thirty-five girls a spot to potentially marry Prince Maxon. American Singer is one of the thirty-five that is chosen, but unlike her peers who would kill for this part, she is unhappy. She cannot bear to think of leaving her lover, Ashton, for some man she doesn’t know at all. However, things start to change when she meets Prince Maxon in real life.

Teen Review

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
4
Rated by
Emily N.
Dec 7, 2021

The Giver is set in a dystopian society where no one knows the history of the society except for a select few that are assigned to be the receiver of memories. Young Jonas is selected to be the receiver for his generation. He trains with the current receiver, where he uncovers the secrets of his society and the world.

Teen Review
Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium

By Lauren Oliver
4
Rated by
Emily N.
Dec 7, 2021

Delirium is the story about a dystopian society where love is a disease and people are forced to take the “cure” when they turn 18 in order to be unable to fall in love. Lena is very excited to get the cure until she falls in love with a boy named Alex only a few months before her 18th birthday. The concept of the book alone was enough to make me love it. I love dystopian stories, and Delirium was a super fascinating take on totalitarianism.

Teen Review
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me

By Tahereh Mafi
1
Rated by
Sanjana A.
Oct 21, 2021

Juliette was born with a strange power. A strange curse. A strange gift. Her touch kills, which leads her to live a large portion of her life in solitary confinement. Outside her cell, the dystopian world is faced with a dead ozone layer, fascist governments, and constant dilemmas. One day Adam, a boy that reminds her of her childhood crush, starts to live with her in the cell. After a series of events she is held hostage by Warner, the son of The Reestablishment’s leader. She is faced with the two outcomes: become a weapon, or fight back.

Teen Review
Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn

By Aimee Carter
3
Rated by
Ashleigh B.
Oct 21, 2021

Kitty Doe has just turned seventeen and has to take a test that will decide her rank in society for the rest of her life. Kitty is hoping that she will get an IV on the test. Even though she is intelligent, she still only receives a III. Now Kitty has to spend her life poor and with an awful job. That is until she gets an offer to become a VII.

Teen Review
Dry by Neal Schusterman

Dry

By Neal Schusterman
4
Rated by
Sanjana A.
Oct 21, 2021

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman takes place in Southern California where a drought, Tap-Out, starts to take action. Alyssa and her brother, Garret, experience the effects of this first-hand with their parents missing, house ransacked, and water contaminated. Together, with the help of their next-door neighbor, Kelton, and a fugitive, Jacqui, they embark on a journey to find the bug-out to live out the drought.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book The Selection

The Selection

By Kiera Cass
1
Rated by
Sanjana A.
Oct 6, 2021

In The Selection, thirty-five girls are chosen to compete for the hand of Prince Maxon. Not much else to it. Great concept in a way. Horrible dystopian landing. Author trolls their readers' Goodreads reviews. Book gets way too much credit. One of the worst writings I have ever read. That’s just the brink of it.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book The Selection

The Selection

By Kiera Cass
5
Rated by
Chloe W.
Oct 6, 2021

The Selection is a dystopian romance novel about a sixteen-year-old girl named America. She lives in Illea, a country divided by castes. In Illea, the Selection is a contest in which girls are selected from different castes compete for the love of the prince, Maxon. America is one of the 35 girls selected to compete. But the only thing she desires is to have a relationship with her secret boyfriend, Aspen.

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