Take 10: Dystopian novels

Reading list for the end of the world

click to enlarge The Scorpio Races
The Scorpio Races
click to enlarge The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner

It’s a feast for fans of The Hunger Games. The wildly successful film adaptation of the dark novel hits DVD shelves this holiday season. Suzanne Collins’ blockbuster trilogy about young Katniss Everdeen battling for her life in a post-apocalyptic North America has drawn more readers to the world of dystopian literature; new post-apocalyptic young adult titles crop up every month. Here are 10 top titles about young people in dystopian peril, perfect for any Katniss fan’s stocking.

The Scorpio Races,
by Maggie Stiefvater
(Scholastic, 2011) $17.99

by Veronica Roth
(Katherine Tegen Books, 2011) $17.99

Life As We Knew It,
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008) $17

by Julie Bertagna (Walker Books for Young Readers, 2008) $16.95

by Marie Lu
(Penguin Group, 2011) $17.99

by Lauren Oliver
(HarperCollins, 2012) $17.99

The Maze Runner,
by James Dashner (Random House Children’s Books, 2010) $16.99

by Ally Condie
(Penguin Group, 2010) $17.99

The Forest of Hands and Teeth,
by Carrie Ryan (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2010) $16.99

by Megan McCafferty
(Balzer Bray, 2011) $16.99 

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