Best Young Adult Dystopian Novels
i've read a lot of dystopians recently and thought id ask the public their opinion on which one they liked most.
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 1,289,438 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,524,447 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 623,790 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,404,905 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,044 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 247,813 ratings
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 358,232 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 353,050 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 181,421 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 112,272 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 636,428 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,031 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 207,453 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,002,199 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 330,632 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 138,272 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 102,546 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 69,095 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 948 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 72,964 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 73,734 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 825 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 43,215 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 73,693 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 38,856 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 70,997 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 65,910 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 327,133 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 111,200 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 189,861 ratings
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 59,501 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 649,432 ratings
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 128,280 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 413,682 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 31,783 ratings
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 74,597 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 215,984 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 211,986 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 84,958 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 243,985 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 33,280 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 150,436 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 161,193 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 129,335 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 415,964 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 116,565 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 18,688 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 18,194 ratings
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 75,438 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 28,031 ratings
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 192,425 ratings
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 41,822 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 29,542 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 293 ratings
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,757,124 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 38,200 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 70,131 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 63,966 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 30,341 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 50,516 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 31,239 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 28,839 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 22,079 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 19,464 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 39,385 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 26,468 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 70,780 ratings
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332 books · 1,834 voters · list created August 15th, 2011 by nicki (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-27 of 27) (27 new)

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message 1: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea I don't think a lot of these books qualify as a "dystopian society" books...


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

WTF is dystopian about the Time Traveler's Wife?


message 3: by Lynne (new)

Lynne Lowe Wow, I can't believe the "Gone" series by Michael Grant was missing from this list.


message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Or The Handmaid's Tale. Maybe that doesn't count as "young" adult ???


message 5: by Randi (new)

Randi Cassandra Clare's books, much as I love them, are NOT dystopia...


message 6: by Emily (new)

Emily Randi wrote: "Cassandra Clare's books, much as I love them, are NOT dystopia..."

Totally agree!


message 7: by Josiane (last edited Jan 17, 2013 08:24PM) (new)

Josiane Claremont Randi wrote: "Cassandra Clare's books, much as I love them, are NOT dystopia..."

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that if the plot takes place in NEW YORK CITY with WORKING VEHICLES, then it IS NOT dystopian


message 8: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Kamphorst Since when is Memoirs of a Geisha dystopian?


message 9: by Jack (new)

Jack If you enjoy the dystopian genre, you should join The YA Dystopian Book Club


message 10: by Farah (new)

Farah Wait, how is The Mortal Instruments dystopian?! They're paranormal/fantasy.


message 11: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor Frankenstein, The Canterville Ghost, Les Miserables, The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Chronicles all aren't Dystopian and shouldn't be on this list.


message 12: by Stacey (new)

Stacey so many awesome books on this list


message 13: by Dana (new)

Dana Lynne wrote: "Wow, I can't believe the "Gone" series by Michael Grant was missing from this list."

Oh no, they're here. I voted for them.


message 14: by Shelby (last edited Jun 19, 2013 09:30AM) (new)

Shelby These are good books, but they all aren't dystopian.... the only ones are the hunger games, divergent, and partials (that i know and have read)


message 15: by Olivia (new)

Olivia is Cinder by Marissa Meyer on the list? I didn't see it...


message 16: by Sarah (new)

Sarah El-Issa Emily wrote: "Randi wrote: "Cassandra Clare's books, much as I love them, are NOT dystopia..."

Totally agree!"


I disagree because a dystopia is a creation of a nightmare world and even though it is set in New York , a world with people killing demons is a nightmare. Dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government ,like the clave because they don't always listen to the other shadow hunters .But everyone has different opinions :)


message 17: by Dana (new)

Dana Olivia wrote: "is Cinder by Marissa Meyer on the list? I didn't see it..."
Im reading that book right now! And no, I didnt see it, but I felt the need to tell you that lol. Btw, you know who this is... just think... :P
hehe


message 18: by Astoria (new)

Astoria Why is Divergent, of all the books that could be there, in second place? And City of Bones isn't exactly Dystopian.


message 19: by Sharanja (new)

Sharanja Twilight isn't dystopian.


message 20: by Cate (new)

Cate Beatty Thanks to those who added my book! Hope you enjoyed it!
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message 21: by Yaa (new)

Yaa Some of these books should be classified as dystopian. The mortal instruments for example.


Lauraelisabeth (fashion-by-the-book) I'm beginning to think a lot of people don't know what Dystopian means...


message 23: by Rachel (new)

Rachel House of Scorpions by Nancy Farmer. Actually dystopian, and really good.


message 24: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne Autumn Lynne wrote: "Wow, I can't believe the "Gone" series by Michael Grant was missing from this list."

It's actually on the list it's number 29 plus they have all the other books in the series.


message 25: by Taysia (new)

Taysia I totally agree!!!!!


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Why are The Infernal Devices high on this list? -_- Some delete them somehow


message 27: by Crystal (new)


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