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Why are Young Readers Drawn to Dystopian Fiction?
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Why are Young Readers Drawn to Dystopian Fiction?

An excerpt from a lovely essay in The New Yorker by Laura Miller —

“But kids do read the books, and some of them will surely grow up to write dystopian tales of their own, incited by technologies or social trends we have yet to conceive. By then, reality TV and privacy on the Internet may seem like quaint, outdated problems. But the part about the world being broken or intolerable, about the need to sweep away the past to make room for the new? That part never gets old.”

Read the entire article (‘Fresh Hell’) at this location.

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