Dystopia is a form of literature that explores social and political structures. It is a creation of a nightmare world - unlike its opposite, Utopia, which is an ideal world. Dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government. It often features different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions, and a state of constant warfare or violence. Many novels combine both Dystopia and Utopia, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of the two possible futures. [from Goodreads.com]

Dystopian fiction for yr11-13

The Selection series: The selection / The elite / The one by Kiera Cass
Ink & bone by Rachel Caine
The glittering eye by L.J. Adlington
Feed / M.T. Anderson
The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake / Margaret Atwood
Juno of Taris / Fleur Beale (NZ)
Genesis / Bernard Beckett (NZ)
Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
Hunger games / Suzanne Collins
Matched / Ally Condie
Incarceron / Catherine Fisher
Sapphique / Catherine Fisher
The crossing / Mandy Hager
World shaker / Richard Harland
The bridge / Jane Higgins
Brave new world / Aldous Huxley
Legend / Marie Lu
The road / Cormac McCarthy
Vulture's gate / Kirsty Murray
The ask and the answer / Patrick Ness
Divergent / Veronica Roth
Unwind / Neal Shusterman
Ashes, ashes / Jo Treggiari

Dystopian picture books

Woolvs in the sitee / by Margaret Clarke
The Rabbits / by John Marsden
The arrival / Shaun Tan
The Viewer / Gary Crew
The Enemy- more war but dystopian in that the 'soldiers' are told information from anonymous generals...
Varmints / Helen Ward