My post last week about top ten young adult dystopias got me thinking about dystopia books in general and all of the really strange things that happen in them. Like really weird junk goes down.
Let’s celebrate the strangeness of YA dystopias by engaging in an age-old tradition – making fun of things that are ridiculous.
You know it’s a dystopia when…
…you’re attracted to someone based solely on their ability to kill animals for food.
…picking a train-jumping/extreme-fighting faction is your best shot at survival (Divergent).
…the people on Doomsday Preppers seem sane and rational by comparison.
…humans become a weird race of monsters with shrapnel and debris literally stuck in their skin (Pure).
…the human race resorts to polygamy because they’ve done too much genetic testing (Wither).
…running for your lives in the wilderness seems like a romantic way to fall in love (Delirium).
…people who don’t experience simulated smells and tastes in virtual realms are considered abnormal (Under the Never Sky).
…when you have to choose between a boy with croissants and another who’s got game (The HUNGER GAMES IN THREE DAYS!!!!)
…it’s a huge accomplishment to be able to touch people without killing them (Shatter Me).
…share YOUR “you know it’s a dystopia when” in the comments below!