Do you like distopia? Why or why not?
Yes, distopia, along with science fiction, is my favourite genre of book. I read an article that said teenagers are obsessed with distopia because it proves that adults are messing up the world. That's not why I like it, though. I guess I like to read about
how a different kind of society works, and because books set in the future tend to incorporate a lot of science. Altogether, it gives me a lot to think about.
Of all of the dystopic books you have read, which ‘end of the world’ scenario do you think is the most realistic?
I know I've read some realistic distopias, but I can't seem to remember any. the most realistic I can come up with is the Giver. Nothing's too improbable, and the kind of order and ignorance they have seems scarily easy to happen.
Why do you think that people are obsessed with the end of the world?
I think there are 2 reasons: the first being, after the Hunger Games, everyone wants to get more of where it came from. If it weren't for that book's popularity, I would say that with the huge messes the world's in, it gives up a chance to escape and say,
"Hey, it could always be worse".
What is your favourite dystopia novel?
I think I'll have to resort to my top 3 again, so in no particular order, here they are:
The Hunger Games- Everyone agrees it's great, although I think I might like it for different reasons;
Across the Universe- Another trilogy. High-tech and very unique, it was even better than I expected. I think the 3rd book is coming soon;
The Chrysalids- I read it in school and loved it- pretty much a classic of distopias.