Dystopian novels have become one of the most popular subgenres of YA literature. This high-interest book examines the themes and conventions found in young adult dystopian novels and series like the Hunger Games, Divergent, the 5th Wave, the Red Queen, the Selection, Book of Ember, Maze Runner, and more. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.