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Dystopian Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Does your young reader devour dystopian novels and series? Try adding these middle grade-appropriate books to his repertoire!
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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
by Nancy Farmer
This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback!

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Paperbacks : $7.19

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The Giver
by Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community.

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Paperbacks : $8.09

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The Limit
by Kristen Landon

Eerie Futuristic Thriller with a Bizarre Financial Twist!

This credit crunch has horrifying consequences! With the first sentence of this eerie futuristic novel ("An eighth grade girl was taken today..."), readers are thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up for a moment!

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Among the Hidden
Series: Shadow Children, Book #1
by Margaret Peterson Haddix Illustrated by Cliff Nielsen

Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

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The City of Ember
Series: Books of Ember, Book #1
by Jeanne DuPrau

The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city.

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Off the Road
by Nina Bawden
After Tom's grandfather escapes on his way to the Memory Theme Park, eleven-year-old Tom must protect himself and the older man from the dangers of the foreign Wild Wood.
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Behind the Gates
Series: Tomorrow Girls, Book #1
by Eva Gray

In a terrifying future world of disaster and destruction, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.

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by S. J. Kincaid

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival.

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by Marcus Sedgwick

Global warming has caused the sea to rise until cities are turning into islands and civilization is crumbling. Ten-year-old Zoe discovers a small rowboat and keeps it a secret until she sets out alone on the great sea to find her parents.

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