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3 Canadian alternatives to 'The Hunger Games' (YA dystopian novels)

By: Jennifer Gruden
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3 Canadian alternatives to 'The Hunger Games' (YA dystopian novels)

By: Jennifer Gruden
If your child is enjoying The Hunger Games series in movie or book form, here are three young adult dystopian novels to try. They're all from Canadian authors Blood Red Road by Moira Young This was a strong debut novel, taking the children's category in the Costa Book Awards. In a wild and lawless future,  eighteen-year-old Saba lives with her father, her twin brother Lugh, her young sister Emmi and her pet crow Nero. 5 days after her eighteenth birthday, a group of armed robbers kill her father and snatch Lugh away. Saba sets out on a quest to rescue him. The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac Twin brothers Seth and Eli Maddox are Keylanders who keep within their walls to avoid the filth and disease spread by the Droughtlanders. But when Eli sees their mother helping one of the Droughtlanders, a chain of terrible events begins to unravel the life they’ve all known and will pit brother against brother in a life-or-death struggle between two worlds The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again.  But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. Don't miss Scott MacDonald's picks for 5 movies before The Hunger Games. I remember reading a lot of John Wyndham as a teen. What are your dystopian literature picks for teens?  
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