Scifi And Fantasy If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse  

Lowe Saddler
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List Rules Vote up the best dystopian works.

Young adult books about the apocalypse are incredibly popular. Indeed, the science fiction novelists responsible for these works of fantasy and survival found ways to combine the gravitas of traditional apocalyptic material with the occasional brevity of YA literature. However, reading enthusiasts of all ages tend to love the results. Sometimes, after completing the final pages, they even feel capable of surviving a Hunger Games sort of landscape.

These books will plunge you so far into the fictional realm, you'll never even notice if the world around you descends into chaos.

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic ...more

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The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
The Maze Runner James Dashner The Maze Runner is the first book in a young-adult post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction trilogy of the same name by James Dashner. The novel was published on October 6, 2009, by Delacorte ...more

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Divergent Series Veronica Roth Divergent is the debut novel of American novelist Veronica Roth, published by HarperCollins Children's Books in 2011. The novel is the first of the Divergent trilogy, a series of young-adult ...more

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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Ender's Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the ...more

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Unwind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Unwind Neal Shusterman Unwind is a 2007 science fiction novel by young adult literature author Neal Shusterman. It takes place in the United States, after a civil war somewhere in the near future. After a civil ...more

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The Giver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
The Giver Lois Lowry The Giver is a 1993 American social science fiction children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which is at first presented as a utopian society but then has the reader question ...more

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Uglies series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Uglies series Scott Westerfeld Uglies is a book series by Scott Westerfeld for young adults. Westerfeld originally intended for Uglies to be a trilogy. However, after publishing the series' first three novels, Uglies, ...more

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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and ...more

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The Knife of Never Letting Go is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
The Knife of Never Letting Go Patrick Ness The Knife of Never Letting Go is a young-adult novel by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books in May 2008. It inaugurated the Chaos Walking series, was celebrated by critics, and won annual ...more

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Tomorrow series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Tomorrow series John Marsden, John Marsden The Tomorrow series is a series of seven young adult invasion novels written by Australian writer John Marsden, detailing the invasion and occupation of Australia by a foreign power. The novels ...more

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How I Live Now is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff How I Live Now is a novel by Meg Rosoff, first published in 2004. It received generally positive reviews and won the British Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the American Printz Award for ...more

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a New York Times best-selling post-apocalyptic zombie novel by first-time author Carrie Ryan that is marketed to young-adults. It was published in 2009 by Random ...more

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The City of Ember is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
The City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau The City of Ember is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Jeanne DuPrau that was published in 2003. Similar to Suzanne Martel's The City Under Ground published in 1963 and Helen Mary ...more

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On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
On the Beach Nevil Shute On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in ...more

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Obernewtyn Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Obernewtyn Chronicles Isobelle Carmody The Obernewtyn Chronicles is a series of science fiction and fantasy novels by Australian author Isobelle Carmody. The series has a post apocalyptic setting, and depict a world long after its ...more

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Feed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Feed Matthew Tobin Anderson Feed is a young adult science fiction novel written by M. T. Anderson. The novel focuses on issues such as corporate power, consumerism, information technology, data mining, and environmental ...more

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Wither is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Wither Lauren DeStefano Wither is a 2011 young-adult dystopian novel written by Lauren DeStefano. It was originally published on March 22, 2011, by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. It is set in a future ...more

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Floodland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list If You've Read Any Of These Young Adult Novels/Series, You're Probably Ready For The Apocalypse
Floodland Marcus Sedgwick Floodland is a children's fantasy novel by Marcus Sedgwick, published on March 2, 2000 by Orion Children's Books and aimed at children. Floodland won the Branford Boase Award in 2001 for an ...more