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Sci-Fi/Future Dystopias: “Oryx and Crake”

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood   Snowman (as in Abominable), who was once known as Jimmy, appears to be the last human being on earth. His existence doesn’t seem much worth living–the environment is in ruins and he cannot … Continue reading

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“Not a Drop to Drink”

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis   “Lynn was nine the first time she killed to defend the pond.” Those are the first words of Not a Drop to Drink, and they start you on a reading session … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Circle”

The Circle by Dave Eggers  With job prospects slim, Mae Holland, a 24-year-old college grad, has been working at a local utility company for a few years. She sees her job as a dead end, but what can she do? … Continue reading

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Have a Listen: “Feed”

Feed by M. T. Anderson    “Everyone is supersmart now. You can look things up automatic, like science and history, like if you want to know which battles of the Civil War George Washington fought in and shit.” I know … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Jam”

Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw   “I woke up one morning to discover that the entire city had been covered in a three-foot layer of man-eating jam.” Croshaw begins his send-up of the future apocalypse with a distinctive strawberry flavor. The man-eating … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fiction Flow Chart

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! This cool “So You Loved The Hunger Games–What Should You Read Next?” flow chart was shared with me–and the link is to the Boston Public library, but they got it from the … Continue reading

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“Ashes”

   Ashes by Ilsa Bick (first in a trilogy) Alex, seventeen and traveling alone in the Michigan wilderness, is on a mission to bid her goodbyes to the world. She has a brain tumor that appears unstoppable, even with experimental … Continue reading

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