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Big Read Book Selection Fall 2014: FAHRENHEIT 451: Dystopia and Dystopian Books

Dystopia and Dystopian Books

Fahrenheit 451 is often called “dystopian.”  What does this mean?  The word “dystopian” is a form of “dystopia,” which means a society or place that is bad or unpleasant, and is the opposite of a utopia.   Books called “dystopian” are usually set in imaginary societies that have taken current social problems to an extreme.  The main characters are often in conflict with their society.  
Look below for some examples of dystopian books that can be found at the CCAC Library and other libraries.

Stand-Alone Books

 
The Handmaid's Tale
Atwood, Margaret
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The Windup Girl
Bacigalupi, Paolo
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Fahrenheit 451
Bradbury, Ray
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[Cover]
A Clockwork Orange
Burgess, Anthony
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Ready Player One
Cline, Ernest
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[Cover]

Flow, My Tears the Policeman Said in
Five Novels of the 1960s and 70s
Dick, Philip K.
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[Cover]
Maggot Moon
Gardner, Sally
2014 Michael L. Printz Award for Execellence for Young Adult Literature.
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Brave New World
Huxley, Aldous
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Never Let Me Go
Ishiguro, Kazuo
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The Children of Men
James, P. D.
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The Host
Meyer, Stephenie
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A Canticle for Leibowitz
Miller, Walter M.
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Cloud Atlas
Mitchell, David
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V for Vendetta
Moore, Alan
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell, George
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Fight Club
Palahniuk, Chuck
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Anthem
Rand, Ayn
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Super Sad True Love Story
Shteyngart, Gary
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Snow Crash
Stephenson, Neal
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Book Series

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Madd Addam Series #1
Oryx and Crake
Atwood, Margaret
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Madd Addam Series #2
The Year of the Flood
Atwood, Margaret
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[Cover]
Madd Addam Series #3
MaddAddam
Atwood, Margaret
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[Cover]
Ender Series #1
Ender's Game
Card, Orson Scott
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  Ender Series #2
Speaker for the Dead
Card, Orson Scott
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  Ender Series #3
Xenocide
Card, Orson Scott
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  Ender Series #4
Children of the Mind
Card, Orson Scott
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Hunger Games Series #1
The Hunger Games
Collins, Suzanne
2009-2010 PA Young Reader's Choice Awards Winner: Young Adult
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Hunger Games Series #2
Mockingjay
Collins, Suzanne
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Hunger Games Series #3
Catching Fire
Collins, Suzanne
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Matched Series #1
Matched
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
2011-2012 PA Young Reader's Choice Award Winner: Young Adult
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[Cover]
Matched Series #2
Crossed
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
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[Cover]
Matched Series #3
Reached
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
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Maze Runner Series #1
The Maze Runner
Dashner, James
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  Maze Runner Series #2
The Scorch Trials
Dashner, James
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Maze Runner Series #3
The Death Cure
Dashner, James
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House of the Scorpion Series #1
The House of the Scorpion
Farmer, Nancy
2002 National Book Award for Young People's Literature-Fiction
2003 Newbery Honor Book

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  House of the Scorpion Series #2
The Lord of Opium
Farmer, Nancy
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The Shadow Children Series #1
Among the Hidden
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
2001-2002 PA. Young Readers Choice Award
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  The Shadow Children Series #2
Among the Imposters
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
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  The Shadow Children Series #3
Among the Betrayed
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
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  The Shadow Children Series #4
Among the Barons
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
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  The Shadow Children Series #5
Among the Brave
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
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The Shadow Children Series #6
Among the Enemy
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
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The Shadow Children Series #7
Among the Free
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
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Wool Series #1
Wool Omnibus
Howey, Hugh
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  Wool Series #2
Shift
Howey, Hugh
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  Wool Series #3
Dust
Howey, Hugh
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[Cover]
Giver Series #1
The Giver
Lowry, Lois
1994 Newbery Medal Winner
1994-1995 Pa. Young Reader's Choice Award
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  Giver Series #2
Gathering Blue
Lowry, Lois
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Giver Series #3
Messenger
Lowry, Lois
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Giver Series #4
Son
Lowry, Lois
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  Legend Series #1
Legend
Lu, Marie
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Legend Series #2
Prodigy
Lu, Marie
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  Legend Series #3
Champion
Lu, Marie
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  Delirium Series #1
Delirium
Oliver, Lauren
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  Delirium Series #2
Pandemonium
Oliver, Lauren
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Delirium Series #3
Requiem
Oliver, Lauren
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Divergent Series #1
Divergent
Roth, Veronica
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Divergent Series #2
Insurgent
Roth, Veronica
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Divergent Series #3
Allegiant
Roth, Veronica
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Uglies Series #1
Uglies
Westerfeld, Scott
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Uglies Series #2
Pretties
Westerfeld, Scott
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Uglies Series #3
Specials
Westerfeld, Scott
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Uglies Series #4
Extras
Westerfeld, Scott
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