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Subject: What is the best dystopian you have read for YA?
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 5:05 PM ET
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Looking for some dystopian that may be off the beaten path to try out... I have read and loved The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched.. are there any that you loved?

Date Posted: 5/27/2014 3:22 AM ET
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It's wasn't my favorite series but it was good The Chemical Garden series by Lauren Destefani is good

Date Posted: 5/27/2014 6:29 AM ET
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One of my favorites is Article 5 by Kristen Simmons. It has 3 books and the third book came out this year so its a completed series.

Date Posted: 5/28/2014 1:00 PM ET
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I loved The Selection series by Kiera Cass, Across The Universe by Beth Revis and The Pledge by Kimberly Derting. I also second The Chemical Garden series. All four of these are 3 books and all of them are complete series.

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Date Posted: 6/8/2014 3:25 PM ET
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I would also recommend The Selection, Across the Universe and Chemical Garden. I recently read The Testing by Joelle charbaneoua and liked that too.



Date Posted: 6/8/2014 5:25 PM ET
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I agree with Jennifer, Article 5 by Kristen Simmons was a really good series. I would also recommend Partials by Dan Wells, Eve by Anna Carey, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and Reboot by Amy Tintera. All of those are series.  :) Hope this helped!

Date Posted: 6/15/2014 3:20 PM ET
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The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 3:48 PM ET
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Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Variant by Robison Wells



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Date Posted: 7/24/2014 11:48 AM ET
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Not off the beaten track but the Giver series by Lois Lowry is my favorite

Date Posted: 9/16/2014 6:12 PM ET
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Inside Out and Outside In.  Can't remember the author, but good series!

Date Posted: 9/17/2014 6:54 PM ET
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Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Date Posted: 2/17/2015 9:54 AM ET
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I loved the Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2015 12:39 PM ET
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I quite enjoyed Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Date Posted: 3/9/2015 2:02 PM ET
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The Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer was good. I read the first three books twice. I hated the fourth book though. It's a finished series. 4 books.

Date Posted: 7/18/2017 10:06 PM ET
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The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is great! Finished all the books within a week ]

Subject: Distopians
Date Posted: 12/9/2017 7:55 PM ET
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Like many others have said The uglies series by Scott Westerfeild is great. Here are some others I have read...

Matched series by Ali Conde

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Water Wars by Cameron Stratcher 

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