Trends in YA lit are almost as they are in the fashion world. Wizards, vampires, fallen angels, retellings of famous myths and tales, the list just goes on and on. One of the most recent trends has been dystopia themed novels. Most notably made famous a little book series by Suzanne Collins called the Hunger Games has caused dystopian themed books to surge in numbers.
It’s not just the Hunger Games though that makes up the dystopian literature within YA lit. There are several other novels as well. Examples include some of the following: Matched by Ally Codie, Bumped by Megan McCafferty, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Cinder by Melissa Meyer.
What is it that makes this theme so popular?
It’s really an interesting question if you think about it. And I’m hoping to explore it in the next few weeks by doing a series on entires on this trend. Opinions for dystopia or for that matter suggestions on dystopia themed books I should review are greatly appreciated.