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APRIL 30, 2012
After the Apocalypse

The Hunger Games


Has The Hunger Games turned you on to dystopias?  Everyone is reading and talking about this teen series with the first movie currently out in theaters.  If you’ve already read The Hunger Games, or you’re on the waiting list, give these a try!

The Children of Men by P.D. James
The human race is wondering what is left to live for in the near future when it is clear that people are no longer able to procreate and the population is aging towards extinction.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Atwood’s classic tale of the future in which a woman’s every move is controlled by the leaders of the theocratic Republic of Gilead (formerly the United States).

One Second After by William R. Forstchen
What would happen if the power grid for the United States was wiped out by an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse)?  Totally wiped out…This novel is Forstchen’s unsettling answer to that question.

Pure by Julianna Baggott
In the wake of the “Detonations”, Pressia, is left to survive as best she can.  Like other “wretches” Pressia was not left unmarked and the differences between wretches and “pures” (people who safely avoided the Detonations inside the Dome) are all too clear.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A nameless man and his son are struggling to survive in a cold, dead world where the aftermath of a nuclear event has left the landscape withered.  Survivors scavenge for what they need and bands of cannibals roam the countryside as the father and son make their way towards the southern coast.


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posted by Emily, Columbine Library



Kaitlin said, on May. 2 at 3:21PM
Divergent by Veronica Roth!!!


Emily said, on May. 2 at 3:25PM
Good one! The 2nd in the series, Insurgent, just came out this week, too!

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