Thursday, November 8, 2012
I always thought that if the world ended and I was the only one left standing, I would have all the time in the world to read. Well dystopian literature has taught me several things: 1. You are never the only one left standing 2. You can't hide anywhere and have peace 3. Books are even more fragile than people in this futuristic world. Dystopian books have been around for decades with titles like "Lord of the Flies" and "Wrinkle In Time" but in the last few years we have seen far more this sub genre with all sorts of worlds croping up in teen literature. These devastated worlds with their unlikely heroes/heroines, the challenges and loses they must face have really got my attention. I have to say, I have enjoyed reading these books far more then I expect I would have enjoyed being the last person standing, trying to find shelter food and books that haven't turned to dust. The good, the bad and the ugly they all have something to offer. The kid in me has never grown up and I am still afraid I'll miss something, so I read it all.