The Rise of Dystopia

The Rise of Dystopia


Natasha Collins
Natasha Collins
The Rise of Dystopia

In a world where children are chosen to battle each other to death. Where you have no control of your actions. Death, Destruction, War. Does that sound like a book you would read? That is only one book (The Hunger Games) out of a plethora of others.

Dystopia, it seems very different to the normal words we would use in everyday life. Which reflects what it is, an alternate universe where it is full of unpleasant and dehumanising behaviour. The word ‘dystopia’ means opposite, which allows readers to be able to read something that seems so far-fetched but real at the same time.

I enjoy dystopia as it takes you away from reality and reminds you of the fact that life could be harder than it is right now. The world we live in could be better, but it could also be worse. It is interesting to think that all of these ideas are realistic and could have easily happened. It allows you to imagine different lives we could’ve lived.

The Dystopian books I recommend are:

Hunger Games is about 24 children that are sent into an arena where they must fight till death.

The Maze Runner is about Thomas who wakes up in a maze and meets many other boys. They have no idea how they got there but every day they run into the maze to escape.

Noughts and crosses which is about a split in the world by race and the struggles each side has to face every day.

 

Written by Dayna Jadva

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