Reviews by Tag: dystopian fiction

Teen Review
The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
3
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 30, 2022

The Giver is a story held in the future where things have changed drastically. At certain ages, you get new things. You have no power over what you do, for your spouse, house, and more.  At 12 you get a desired job. In the story, there are no emotions such as love and no memories either. Jonas, the main character, attends the ceremony to get his job. But instead he gets the role of the receiver.

Teen Review
Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem

By Ayn Rand
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 30, 2022

I love dystopian books. There’s something about them that never fail to pique my interest. Whether it be the cruel antagonists projecting their control over the world or brave protagonists fighting to change the status quo, I’m always interested in a good dystopian story. And yet, I was still skeptical going into Anthem. Maybe it was because of the length of the book (52 pages), or maybe it was because of how old the book was (published in 1938).

Teen Review
The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
3
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 23, 2022

The Giver is a science-fiction book by Lois Lowry and is set in a futuristic society free of crime and sadness. At the age of 12, the young children of this society will be assigned jobs that they will train for and perform for the rest of their lives.  One of these children is a boy named Jonas, who is assigned the isolated job of training under the Giver, a respected yet mysterious man.

Teen Review
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

By Suzanne Collins
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 23, 2022

Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games and is written by Suzanne Collins. Katniss and Peeta have survived the Hunger Games and arrive to District 12 safely. However, they must now participate in the Victory Tour and travel throughout the districts. While they do so, Katniss and Peeta start to sense a rebellion stirring within the uneasy district people of Panem.

Teen Review
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

By Suzanne Collins
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 23, 2022

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to The Hunger Games series. Suzanne Collins returns to write the origin story of an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who finds himself shooting for the stars by mentoring a tribute in the 10th annual Hunger Games. However, the odds are against him; the once-magnificent Snow family has fallen on hard times, and Coriolanus has been assigned the humiliating assignment of the girl tribute from District 12.

Teen Review
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

By Leigh Bardugo
5
Rated by
VP
Jun 15, 2022

A thrilling dystopian fantasy. An unexpected Traitor. A dangerous mix of power War. And one girl who can save all. It is finally time for Alina, a cartographer, to cross the Fold - a piece of dark, dangerous land filled with murderous creatures that divide Ravka (a country). Most don’t make it across to another side, but Alina tries to remain hopeful. Entering the Fold in a skiff, Alina and other cartographers are attacked by volcras - creatures that kill humans.

Teen Review
Legend by Marie Lu

Legend

By Marie Lu
5
Rated by
Sophie G.
Jun 15, 2022

Legend by Marie Lu is about a futuristic version of Los Angeles, ruled by the Republic of America. June is a strategic prodigy and is being raised to thrive in this Republic after she gets full marks on the Trial, a test to determine someone’s place in society. Day is an infamous criminal who has to steal medicine to protect his brother from the Plague, which has been ravaging poor sections of the Republic. When he accidentally kills June’s brother in the process, he has to outwit and escape June.

Teen Review
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay

By Suzanne Collins
3
Rated by
Sophie G.
Jun 15, 2022

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is the finale to the Hunger Games series, and follows Katniss after the 75th Hunger Games. District 12 has been destroyed, and the survivors have been evacuated to District 13, long believed to be destroyed. Peeta, her fellow victor, has been taken by the Capital. A revolution is growing, and Katniss is a major part of it. However, to do this, Katniss has to become a symbol and a pawn for President Coin.

Teen Review
The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
5
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

The Giver is a thriller dystopian society novel. While reading this book you never know what to expect and it keeps you thinking on every page that you turn. One reason that I really enjoyed this book was because of the overall concept. It takes you into a whole new world that you would never expect and it shows you new realities that can help broaden your imagination.

Teen Review
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

By James Patterson
2
Rated by
Sophie G.
Jun 14, 2022

Witch and Wizard by James Patterson is about two magical siblings named Wisty and Whit, who live in a society where the New Order, an evil government, is in total control. Magic is not allowed. The two, along with their parents, are charged with witchcraft and taken away. Wisty and Whit have no idea why they’ve been taken, along with many other children in this society.

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