Tag Archives: dystopia

April is Drowning in Good Reads

The Tragedy of the Titanic
You’ve probably seen the movie with Leo and Kate, but there’s more to the story of the sinking of the Titanic.  In honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking April 15th, check out one of these titles:

Bewitching by Alex Flinn
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Distant Waves: a novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices From the Titanic by Allan Wolfe

Color Me Green: Dystopias About the Environment
Hot dystopian titles like The Hunger Games trilogy and Divergent have featured oppressive governments, but there are other fascinating themes that authors explore, one being a ravaged and ruined environment: drought; floods; famine; volcanoes –  you name it.  In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, check out some of these reads:

X Isle by Steve Augarde
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Exodus by Julie Bertagna
The Secret Under My Skin by Elizabeth McNaughton
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-Lynn H., CADL Youth Services Specialist