44 young adult dystopian novels for teenagers

Many young adults are drawn to dystopian novels because they give a glimpse of a world that may be possible in the future.

While their content may be of concern to some readers, dystopian novels for young adults can also provide a kind of therapeutic benefit এক a kind of practice জন্য for imagining and navigating an uncertain world. They also often focus on a young person as a central character (compared to adults) কa teenager, for example, capable of resolving important challenges and overcoming obstacles in order to persevere in dramatically disastrous situations.

Below is a collection of some of the most popular young adult dystopian novels available today

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44 thrilling dystopian novels for teen readers

An ember in the Ashes

An ember in the ashes (1 in 4 books: Ashes in Ashes series) Saba Tahir

Battle Royale

Battle Royale: The Novel By Kushun Takami

Blindness

Blindness (Book 1 of 2: Blindness Series) by Jose Saramago

The blue screen

The blue screen (Book 1 of 3: Mirador Series) by Dan Wells

Brave new girl

Brave new girl (Book 1 of 2: Brave New Girl Series) by Rachel Vincent

Cinderella is dead

Cinderella is dead By Kalynn Bayron

Delirium

Delirium (1 of 3 books: delirium series) by Lauren Oliver

Diversified

Diversified (Book 1 of 3: Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth

Diversified energy

Diversified energy Paolo Basigalupi, Ursula K. By Le Guin and Malinda Lo

Dry

Dry By Neil Schustermann and Jared Schustermann

Enclave

Enclave (1 of 4 books: Razerland Series) by Ann Aguirre

Defective

Defective (Book 1 of 2: Defective Series) by Cecelia Ahern

Internal

Internal Written by Samira Ahmed

Goddess in the machine

Goddess in the machine By Laura Beth Johnson

Legend

Legend (Book 1 of 4: Legendary Series) by Marie Lou

Matched

Matched (1 of 3 books: Matching Series) Ally Condier

Labyrinth Runner

Labyrinth Runner (1 in 5 books: The Maze Runner Series) James Dashner

Never let me go

Never let me go By Kazuo Ishiguro

Noughts and crosses

Noughts and crosses By Mallory Blackman

Orex and Crack

Orex and Crack (Book 1 of 3: MaddAddam Trilogy) by Margaret Atwood

Example of weaving

Example of weaving (Book 1 of 2: Parable Series) by Octavia Butler

Ready Player One

Ready Player One (Book 1 of 2: Ready Player One Series) by Ernest Klein

The red queen

The red queen (1 of 4 books: Red Queen series) by Victoria Aviard

Sanctuary

Sanctuary By Paula Mendoza and Abby Sher

Thorns

Thorns (Book 1 of 3: Arc of a Skyth Series) by Neil Schusterman

Destroy me

Destroy me (Book 1 of 6: Shutter Me Series) by Tahereh Mafi

Skyward

Skyward (Book 1 of 3: The Skyward Series) by Brandon Sanderson

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds Alexandra Bracken (1 in 4 books: The Darkest Minds Series)

Provider

Provider (Book 1 of 4: The Giver Quartet) by Lois Lori

The Grace Year

The Grace Year By Kim Liget

Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Book 1 of 4: The Hunger Games Series) by Susan Collins

Activities

Activities (1 in 6 books: The Program Series) by Suzanne Young

Resistors

Resistors By Gish Jane

Sandcastle Empire By Kayla Olson

Testing

Testing (1 in 3 books: The Testing Trilogy) by Joel Charbonniu

Cass Morgan

100 (1 in 4 books: 100 series) Cass Morgan

5th wave

5th wave (Book 1 of 3: 5th Wave Series) by Rick Yankee

Towards Paradise

Towards Paradise Only by Yanagihar

Ugly

Ugly (1 in 4 books: The Aegis Series) by Scott Westerfeld

Under Never Sky

Under Never Sky (Book 1 of 3: Under the Never Sky Series) by Veronica Rossi

Unwind

Unwind (Book 1 of 4: The Unwind Distology) by Neil Schusterman

Would like

Would like (Book 1 of 2: want series) by Cindy Fifteen

Way Down Dark

Way Down Dark (Book 1 of 3: The Australia Trilogy) James P. By Smith

We set the darkness on fire

We set the darkness on fire (Book 1 of 2: We Set the Dark on Fire Series) by K. Meiza of Tehlor

Life as we knew it (1 of 4 books) trilogy) by Susan Beth Pfeiffer