Bleak Futures, Popular Novels: A Study of Young Adult Dystopian Literature

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Kimberly Barszcz , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Topping the charts of bestseller lists, young adult dystopian literature has become a well-known subgenre. This poster explores the novels' relatability to today’s young people. Covering the themes of conformity, personal choice, cliques, and rebellion, this study relates novels such as The Giver and Divergent to problems young people face.