2011 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Part III: What Ifâ€¦
In our third list we decide to compile a list of some the popular paperbacks that dealt with dystopias.
What Ifâ€¦: It’s the end of the world as we know it.
Sci-fi writers for years have posed the question, what if? In this list we have collected a number of books that supply some answers that will chill you to the bone. One of our favorites is Shadoweyes by Ross Campbell; a newborn vigilante takes justice into her own eyes. You’ll be drawn into this dystopic world where the young Scout Montana uses here powers for good. Another one that made our skin crawl is Unwind by Neal Shusterman; it’s a race to keep your organs. In Shusterman novel, he creates a world where your parents decide if you live or die. No sci-fi list would be complete without an alternative history, one that we liked best is Leviathan by David Westerfeld; this isn’t the history you studied. Westerfeld takes us back to World War I and throws in a little steam punk to rewrite history. Find out what made the list by visiting: www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/poppaper
Franklin Escobedo, Chair 2011 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
–Franklin Escobedo, Chair 2011 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee