Tag Archives: Dystopian Fiction

leedock’s CBR-III Review #46-“The Knife of Never Letting Go”, #47-“The Ask and The Answer”, #48-“Monsters of Men” – Patrick Ness

There is such a thing as too much information. Part commentary on the age of information and part indictment of prejudice, Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy is a marvelous metaphor for what faces kids today and how their struggle to … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #43-“Everlost”, #44-“Everwild”, #45-“Everfound” – Neal Shusterman

The Oz version of the afterlife. What happens when we die is fertile ground for fiction. Generally reserved for adult protagonists (“Lovely Bones” excluded), what death holds in store for children and teens could be all lollipops, Toys ‘R Us … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #42-“Unwind” – Neal Shusterman

What if pro-life and pro-choice fought an actual civil war. Care to guess what the treaty at the end of that would look like? Unable to duke it out on the battlefield to a clear winner, both sides sign a … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #41-“The Declaration” – Gemma Malley

The YA version of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. Longevity drugs now allow everyone to live forever. With a finite number of resources, your immortality comes at a cost. Sign the declaration, forgo having children, and you can live forever. … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #14-“The Dead-Tossed Waves” and #15-“The Dark and Hollow Places”– Carrie Ryan

These are the 2nd and 3rd books of the Carrie Ryan post-apocalyptic zombie trilogy. (I reviewed the first one here.) The entire trilogy is a great read and probably the best one that I have read since “The Hunger Games.” … Continue reading

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leedock’s CBR-III Review #12 “The Line” – Teri Hall

After reading “The Hunger Games”, my expectations regarding dystopian fiction were raised pretty high. The bar on all YA fiction was raised. This is becoming an issue. I continue to expect the writing style to match the interesting plot, and … Continue reading

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