Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Eleven of the best YA dystopian novels

One of eleven top YA dystopian novels, as tagged at the Tor Teen blog:
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Based in a future society that is void of pain, The Giver follows a boy named Jonas as he receives his adult assignment. Everyone in the society has a role. In the “Ceremony of Twelve,” Jonas receives his: “Receiver.” Unlike others, Jonas must take the heavy responsibility of holding the community’s bad memories—and, in doing so, he realizes the world is much more complex and incredible than he thought, and the society is much worse. On a mission to escape and restore everyone’s memories, Jonas discovers that this society is not a utopia at all. Heart-wrenching and powerful, The Giver is one of our favorite books… of all time.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Giver made Jeff Somers's top five list of science fiction novels that really should be considered literary classics, Jen Harper's top ten list of kids' books from the ’90s that have proven to be utterly timeless, John Corey Whaley's top ten list of coming of age books for teens, Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick's list of thirteen top, occasionally-banned YA novels, Guy Lodge's list of ten of the best dystopias in fiction, film, art, and television, Joel Cunningham's list of six great young adult book series for fans of The Hunger Games, and Lauren Davis's top ten list of science fiction’s most depressing futuristic retirement scenarios.

Coffee with a Canine: Lois Lowry & Alfie.

--Marshal Zeringue