Do you like books about the end of the world? Apparently I do. I tend to read a lot of post-apocalyptic/dystopian stories in which there is a future world that isn't doing too great. I feel like this has also lead to a lot of anxiety in the past few months as I go through the many scenarios our current world could ease into. My imagination is a little rampant, but some of these hit a little too close to home!
So read and be wary. And then encourage everyone you know to read these so they can learn a little more about the consequences of our actions.
***By the way, I review a lot of middle grade books on this site. In my opinion, none of these books are middle grade appropriate (MAYBE 5th Wave, but it would depend on the kid). I would suggest them for upper high school and up. If you have a pretty mature freshman or sophomore, maybe.
This is dirty and tough and violent. Definitely not for kids!
In this story, a young girl has returned home years after she was taken away by her father. During that time, they lived in a wooded area, far from civilization. He told her when she was young and they left that the world was ending and they must go into hiding so they could survive. But she's been found.
Not completely an end of the world story because it's obvious at the beginning that she's been returned to a world that was not destroyed, but she believes it has been.
*Upper middle school appropriate.
What other books do you recommend about the end of the world?