Friday, January 25, 2013

Grace's Five Books About Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

In the past couple years we have faced many predictions for the end of the world. These books are great examples of worst case scenarios in post-apocalyptic societies; from children sent into a battle to the death for the government’s entertainment in The Hunger Games, to a father and son on a journey to find hope and shelter in The Road. However, every book on this list is about more than violence and strife: they are really about love and resilience in hard times.

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Laurel Leaf, $6.99)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, $10.99)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Vintage Books, $15.00)

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (Dial Press, $15.00)

1984 by George Orwell (Signet Classic, $9.99)

Grace Gottschalk, January 2013


mcsweets said...

I also liked "City of Ember" and "People of Sparks" by Jeanne DuPrau

Grace Gordon said...

I loved City of Ember too! It is not forgotten! I suggest it to people all the time in the store.