Genre: Dystopia

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Posted May 2, 2012 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  I read this book for the first time when the craze was only just beginning. The book had been out and about in the world for a couple years, but I daresay it only really caught on with the release of Mockingjay. Not to say it wasn’t popular… it just wasn’t a worldwide phenomenon. But I digress. I chose specifically to read this book again after the release of the movie because I spent far too many of the Harry Potter movies griping over every little missing piece that I forgot to enjoy the movie in and of itself. […]

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Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Posted March 2, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This book has just enough dystopia in it to get me excited. Lia Kahn is not a likable protagonist. She is that stereotypical popular bitch that is too pretty, too rich, too perfect. Until she got into a life-changing car accident that killed her body and her memories have been downloaded into an android – her parents’ last futile hope of saving their daughter. The idea is brilliance. I even relatively enjoyed the writing style. What I didn’t enjoy was the preachiness. All dystopia books have a level of preachiness; it comes with the territory. There are, however, different […]

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Feed by M. T. Anderson

Feed by M. T. Anderson

Posted September 6, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I simply cannot express how much I love this book. These are the reasons why: It’s a dystopian novel. I have a weak spot for dystopian novels. The characters feel real to me. Not an adult trying to write a teenager. I never doubt Titus as a character, never second-guess his motives. Perfectly crafted. The language. This is a pitfall for many people, but for me, it just ropes me in closer to the story. The questions it asks about technology and our dependence on it. And on instant gratification. I can see where this novel would be immediately […]

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