Many of us were required to read dystopia or post-holocaust books about the future during high school. I am extremely thankful to my teachers for assigning some of these books, and glad I chose to read the others on my own. Books about the future remain some of my favorite novels of all time, providing great and haunting stories that can shed light on our current social struggles. Enjoy these prophetic voices.
The Hunger Games trilogy is a series of young adult books about the nation of Panem, a country that exists in a place that used to be called America. Panem has 12 districts ruled by a totalitarian government in The Capitol district. Every year The Capitol hosts The Hunger Games, a brutal nationally televised competition where a male and female teenager from each district has to compete. 24 enter. The 1 survivor wins and The Capitol maintains control through fear until the next Games. These are books you won't want to put down that will keep you thinking even after you finish them.\