These days, it seems like Hollywood has finally discovered that dystopian young adult fiction is a trend that can make bunches at the box office, thanks to The Hunger Games
. We can also look forward to The Host
and the long awaited advent of a big budget Ender's Game
adaptation. But older young adults in their twenties and thirties can sit around saying "In my day, we walked fifteen miles to the library to pick up copies of Garth Nix
's Shade's Children
and Lois Lowry
's The Giver
. And then we wrote our book reports with pencil and paper! And then gave it to our parents to spellcheck!"
But I actually had The Giver
read to me at bedtime before I was ever assigned it in school, so I guess I have the most hipster dystopian YA cred of all.