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Dystopian Novels for Teens, Present and Future (with synopsis)

There are plenty of modern dystopian novels, including Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Jeanne DuPrau’s Book of Ember series and, more recently, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother and Neal Shusterman’s Unwind. But the genre is more popular than ever.

Beyond the Mask by David Ward (Abrams/Amulet, Sept. 2010). In the finale to the Grassland Trilogy, which follows Escape the Mask and Beneath the Mask, kids live in dark caves at night and work in grasslands by day.
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