What are the best middle grade dystopian novels?

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    #1The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

    The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

    The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm is a standalone young adult science fiction novel written by Nancy Farmer which is about a group of three children who go get kidnapped. 

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    Rachel Coleman
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is my all time favorite book. The story is amazing."
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    #2The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)

    The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)
    The House of the Scorpion is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Matteo Alacran written by Nancy Farmer which centers on the life of Matteo Alacrán. 
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    Bruce Simpson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Book is well written with thought provoking content for middle schoolers. Has talks of cloning, drugs, and other topics that people around that age can benefit from learning about. All of these themes are done in a clean, kid friendly manner."
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    #3The One Safe Place

    The One Safe Place

    The One Safe Place is a standalone young adult dystopian novel written by Tania Unsworth which is said to be almost the same as The Giver and Among the Hidden.

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    Marina Olvera
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This was an interesting book that captured my imagination quickly. Although, I wish that the author would have spent a little more time talking about dystopian world that they lived in and the history."
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    #4Floodland

    Floodland

    Floodland is a standalone young adult dystopian novel written by Marcus Sedgwick which follows 10-year-old Zoe Black who was accidentally left behind on Norwich when her parents escaped the rising sea level in the city. 

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    Roy Obrien
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is well done and not a series which gives it an edge. I do think that the idea of being left behind is quite frightening for some children so that should be taken into account."
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    #5Among the Barons (Shadow Children)

    Among the Barons (Shadow Children)

    Among the Barons is a young adult science fiction novel written by Margaret Peterson Haddix and it was first published in June 2003. This book belongs to Haddix's Shadow Children series. It was followed by Among the Brave in 2004.

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    Helen Salazar
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Excellent book and series for the preteen generation. My kids love this series. (And I do too.) My twelve year old reads non-stop now because she found this series and got hooked. And, I'll have to hand it to the author, she keeps all the characters intertwined in the stories. There's good continuity in this series. "
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    #6The Sky Inside

    The Sky Inside

    The Sky Inside s the first book in the young adulkt dystopian series with the same name written by Clare B. Dunkle which centers on the world where Martians are a common sight. 

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    Elizabeth Cordero
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. Every spring the residents of his town take down the snow they've stuck to their windows and put up flowers. Every morning his family gathers around their television and votes, like everyone else, for whatever matter of national importance the president has on the table. Today, it is the color of his drapes. It's business as usual under the protective dome of suburb HM1. And it's all about to come crashing down. Because a stranger has come to take away all the little children, including Martin's sister, Cassie, and no one wants to talk about where she has gone. The way Martin sees it, he has a choice. He can remain in the dubious safety of HM1, with danger that no one wants to talk about lurking just beneath the surface, or he can actually break out of the suburb, into the mysterious land outside, rumored to be nothing but blowing sand for miles upon miles. Acclaimed author Clare B. Dunkle has crafted a fresh and fast-paced science-fiction thriller, one that challenges her characters -- and her readers -- to look closer at the world they take for granted."
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    #7The Neptune Project

    The Neptune Project
    The Neptune Project is the first book in the science fiction series The Neptune Project written by Polly Holyoke which centers on Nere who feels more comfortable in the water than the land and finds out the truth behind it. 
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    Gilberto Domínguez
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Very interesting and different story that is well written. I enjoy reading something entirely different from the norm and this was exactly that!"
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    #8The City of Ember (Book of Ember)

    The City of Ember (Book of Ember)
    The city of Ember is an interesting book written by Jeanne DuPrau that tells the story about a city and a mysterious message. It is a fascinating tale full of amazing characters and impressive descriptions.




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    Anthony Kennedy
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a great book! It's not too long, and is well worth the time spent reading. I've been through it 4 times or so, and enjoyed the other books in the series as well."
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    #9The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.

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    #10Insignia (Insignia)

    Insignia (Insignia)


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    Frank Nguyen
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is a fantastic read. It is humorous and creates a realistic and interesting world of the future that is alarming and worrying as it could actually be our own. The characters are fantastic and memorable."

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Best What are the best middle grade dystopian novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Ear, the Eye, and the ArmBooks 32 Paid
2The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran)Books 29 Paid
3The One Safe PlaceBooks 28 Paid
4FloodlandBooks 26 Paid
5Among the Barons (Shadow Children)Books 25 Paid
6The Sky InsideBooks 24 Paid
7The Neptune ProjectBooks 22 Paid
8The City of Ember (Book of Ember)Books 21 Paid
9The GiverBooks 20 Paid
10Insignia (Insignia)Books 18 Paid
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