Monday, September 11, 2017

Nine dystopian novels for people who think they’re over dystopian novels

At the BN Teen Blog, Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick tagged nine YA dystopian novels with fresh twists, including:
Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Disastrous environmental conditions have led to an American society that’s barely surviving, where children are forced to strip oil tankers for resources. When one of those children, Nailer, rescues a wealthy girl stranded on one of the ships, he has to face the wrath of his abusive father. In a world in which we’re seeing the advancing effects of global warming, this series hits close to home. Be good to the planet, people!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Ship Breaker is among Helen Grant's ten best books with settings that are strikingly brought to life.

--Marshal Zeringue