If you’re an adult who liked The Hunger Games, here are a few other dystopian novels you might enjoy:
1. The Road by Cormac McArthy
In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Decades into the future, the world is a mess. We’re out of oil, other critical resources are running low, and millions of Americans are homeless. Teenager Wade Watts escapes this cruel world by daily logging into OASIS, a virtual world where players can create their own reality. There, he’s determined to solve a puzzle set forth by OASIS creator and game designer James Halliday, a contest that promises billions to the winner. Halliday was a child of the 1980’s, so knowledge of Reagan-era pop culture is vital to this electronic quest. A nostalgic book set in the future.
3. A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories by Ray Bradbury
A collection of 16 stories set in Bradbury’s brutal world where firemen burn books. The tales add up to a prequel that explains how the world of Fahrenheit 451 came to be.
4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
America has been overtaken by radical Christians and turned into a republic named Gilead, a nation where women are not allowed to read, have jobs or own property. Offred – she had to surrender her real name – is a Handmaid, meaning she has to bear a child for a commanding officer in this new republic. Her only hope is to escape Gilead.