Tag Archive for: dystopian fiction

How to Bee - Bren MacDibble

Nine-year-old Peony wants to be a bee – but all the bees in Australia have died, and children like her have to pollinate the fruit trees with feather wands. It’s a great introduction to dystopian fiction for readers aged eight to twelve.


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In a dystopian future world, the indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow, which contains something precious that the rest of the world has lost, but desperate to recover: the ability to dream. Dimaline’s classic best-seller which follows the challenges faced by the fifteen-year-old orphan Frenchie, explores language, intergenerational trauma and the deadly cycles of history.

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Set in an uncanny dystopian future, this speculative fiction debut by Finnish author Emmi Itäranta became an instant YA classic upon its publication in 2014. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio, who is learning to become a tea master in the new Scandinavian Union. After her father’s death, Noria is thrown into an adventure that will force her to choose between personal safety and the fate of her community.

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