10/24/2011 05:06 pm ET Updated Dec 24, 2011

Why Is Dystopia So Appealing To Young Adults?

Vampires, fallen angels and their brooding kin still crowd the young-adult shelves of your local bookstore. But they are having to make room for a new wave of dystopian fiction, kicked off by the jaw-dropping success of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy, set in a post-apocalyptic North American totalitarian state.

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