Mind-Blowing Dystopian Books for Middle Grade Readers

by Melissa Taylor

Kids can’t get enough of dystopian novels, stories set in a post-apocalyptic time where things have gone very, very wrong. Typically, it’s survival of the fittest, the natural world is destroyed, and a totalitarian government oppresses the people. Good stuff, right? Here are our favorite mind-blowing dystopian books for middle grade readers. Once your kids start these, they won’t be able to put them down.

Note: SYLO, The Line, and Incarceron are more appropriate for older, more mature middle grade readers.