Sommer Leigh wrote:Not YA but definitely one of the best in the dystopian genre is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It would fall under the very scary, very dirty, hide your eyes dystopian.
trixie wrote:Thank you so much for the list! And for breaking into groups. After posting the request last night, I wondered if I should have provided more information about what "dystopian" meant to me. This is great. A hearty thank you to both of you.Sommer Leigh wrote:Not YA but definitely one of the best in the dystopian genre is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It would fall under the very scary, very dirty, hide your eyes dystopian.
I won't lie, I'm afraid to read this book. I struggle with dystopian settings because I feel so helpless and depressed. I imagine I will feel more of the same after reading The Road, but it seems to be one of the best in the genre. I'll try and check it out from the library this weekend along with old episodes of The Muppet Show to watch when I get overwhelmed with sadness.
Sommer Leigh wrote:
Yeah I won't sugar coat it for you, The Road is depressing, but you won't find a better written dystopian setting. I also won't lie, right after I read The Road I reread the YA book The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson to feel all better inside.
[/quote]abc wrote:I also like How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff for Dystopian. And Sharp North by Patrick Cave is a worthy read.
trixie wrote:abc wrote:I also like How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff for Dystopian. And Sharp North by Patrick Cave is a worthy read.
paulajewelry wrote:Another dystopian/zombie book is Forest of Hands and Teeth, more dystopian than zombie written by a competent author. I hate zombies but I liked this.
Falls Apart wrote:Love dystopia. Biggest challenge for authors, though, is making it a truly unique world. My recommendations would be . . .
-Gone series, by Michael Grant. Absolutely adore these books, and they've certainly got the unique part down. Easily the best YA I've ever read.
-The Diary of Pelly D (I forget the author) is certainly an interesting example.
-The Handmaid's Tale. It's not YA, but I think some schools assign it, and it really is an interesting book. Besides, the crazy-feminist side of me wouldn't let me not type it.
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