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Dystopian Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Does your young reader devour dystopian novels and series? Try adding these middle grade-appropriate books to his repertoire!
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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
by Nancy Farmer
This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback!

The year is 2194, and Tendai, Rita, and Kuda are the children of Zimbabwe's wealthy and powerful chief of security.
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Paperback Book: $6.39

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The Giver
by Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community.

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The Limit
by Kristen Landon

The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum.

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The City of Ember
Series: Ember, Book #1
by Jeanne DuPrau Illustrated by Niklas Asker

The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city.

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Off the Road
by Nina Bawden
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Behind the Gates
Series: Tomorrow Girls, Book #1
by Eva Gray

In a terrifying future world of disaster and destruction, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.

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by S. J. Kincaid
More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom”s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival.
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by Marcus Sedgwick

Global warming has caused the sea to rise until cities are turning into islands and civilization is crumbling. Ten-year-old Zoe discovers a small rowboat and keeps it a secret until she sets out alone on the great sea to find her parents.

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