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Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal world, or utopia. Dystopian fiction is creation of a nightmare world, or dystopia.
1 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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2 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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3 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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4 Mockingjay (The Hunger Game...
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5 Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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6 The Maze Runner (Maze Runne...
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7 Delirium (Delirium, #1)
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8 Legend (Legend, #1)
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9 Matched (Matched, #1)
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10 Fire Country (The Country S...
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11 The Giver (The Giver #1)
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12 Uglies (Uglies, #1)
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13 Unwind (Unwind, #1)
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14 Gone (Gone, #1)
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15 Clockwork Angel (The Infern...
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16 Enclave (Razorland, #1)
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17 The Scorch Trials (Maze Run...
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18 The Knife of Never Letting ...
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19 The Moon Dwellers (The Dwel...
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20 Under the Never Sky (Under ...
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21 The Death Cure (Maze Runner...
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22 Blood Red Road (Dust Lands,...
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23 The City of Ember (Book of ...
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24 Wither (The Chemical Garden...
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25 Pretties (Uglies, #2)
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26 Across the Universe (Across...
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27 City of Ashes (The Mortal I...
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28 Life As We Knew It (Last Su...
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29 The Host (The Host, #1)
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30 Fahrenheit 451
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31 Clockwork Prince (The Infer...
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32 City of Glass (The Mortal I...
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33 Crossed (Matched, #2)
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34 Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
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35 Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
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36 Specials (Uglies, #3)
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37 The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wav...
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38 Inside Out (Insider, #1)
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39 Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
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40 Among the Hidden (Shadow Ch...
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41 Starters (Starters, #1)
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41 City of Lost Souls (The Mor...
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43 Requiem (Delirium, #3)
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44 Reached (Matched, #3)
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45 Dream Caster (Dream Cycle, #1)
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46 World War Z: An Oral Histor...
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47 Extras (Uglies, #4)
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48 Ashes, Ashes (Ashes, Ashes,...
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49 City of Fallen Angels (The ...
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50 The Eleventh Plague
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51 Never Let Me Go
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52 The Star Dwellers (The Dwel...
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53 The Selection (The Selectio...
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54 Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
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55 The Sun Dwellers (The Dwell...
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56 Variant (Variant, #1)
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57 Tomorrow, When the War Bega...
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58 Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
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59 Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker,...
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60 Pure (Pure, #1)
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61 The Angel Experiment (Maxim...
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62 Echo's Remnant (The Echo Ch...
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63 Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)
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64 Prodigy (Legend, #2)
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65 Partials (The Partials Sequ...
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66 1984
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67 Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
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67 The Immortal Rules (Blood o...
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69 Ice Country (The Country Sa...
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70 Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
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71 Everlost (Skinjacker, #1)
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72 Evermore (The Immortals, #1)
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73 Through the Ever Night (Und...
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74 The Dead-Tossed Waves (The ...
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75 Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1)
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76 Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wiz...
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77 Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1)
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78 Hunger (Gone, #2)
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79 The Search for WondLa (Wond...
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80 Belligerent
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81 Dark Life (Dark Life, #1)
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82 Animal Farm
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83 Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1)
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84 Gathering Blue (The Giver #2)
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85 Intermix Nation
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86 Lockdown (Escape From Furna...
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87 Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
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88 Son (The Giver #4)
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89 Fear (Gone, #5)
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90 Lies (Gone, #3)
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91 Angel Evolution (The Evolut...
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92 The Enemy (The Enemy, #1)
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93 Messenger (The Giver #3)
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94 Glitch (Glitch, #1)
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95 The Roar (The Roar, #1)
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96 The House of the Scorpion (...
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97 The Compound (The Compound,...
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98 Swan Song
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99 WE
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100 The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1)
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Comments (showing 1-5 of 5) (5 new)

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message 1: by M (new)

M Removed: City of Bones because it's not dystopian.


message 2: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Another great one is " Fire Country" by David Estes. It's one of the great ones :)


message 3: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Kesselring Touching Spirit Bear #261 is survival. It is definitely not dystopian.


message 4: by Nacho (new)

Nacho Buisan Hercina wrote: "Removed: City of Bones because it's not dystopian."
True, it is a YA book, yet it is not a dystopian book.


message 5: by Dawn (new)

Dawn A Tale of Two Cities? Great story but not for this list.


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