What are the best post-apocalyptic teen fiction novels?

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    #1Divergent

    Divergent

    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

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    #2Under the Never Sky

    Under the Never Sky
    Under the Never Sky is a young adult fiction novel by Veronica Rossi which centers on Aria living inside Reverie, and Perry from outside the protected dome, who might need each other if they are to survive.
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    Ronald James
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a great book and series to read if you have a "Hunger Games"/"Maze-Runner" itch that you need to scratch with something different."
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    #3The 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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    Bruce Douglas
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I wanted to read a good post-apocalyptic teen fiction novel and came across The Giver. This is a classic and has a great story that kept me entertained. The writing is also quite good. I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a good post-apocalyptic novel. "
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    #4Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)

    Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)
    Angelfall, the first book in Susan Ee's Penryn & the End of Days series, is about Penryn, whose little sister was kidnapped by angels after the apocalypse. Penryn vowed to do everything to save her sister, even if it meant helping an enemy: an angel.
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    #5Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    Ender's Game is the first book in The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card which has won the Hugo and Nebula awards. This science fiction novel centers on Ender being trained in military and combat to prepare against an alien attack. 
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    Lauren Lane
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Ender's Game is a great novel for people of any age but my teenage son especially loved it. It is set in a futuristic and somewhat post-apocalyptic era. The characters are well developed and the story is very intriguing."
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    #6The 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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    Gilberto Luna
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is really col if you ask me"
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    #7Enclave (The Razorland)

    Enclave (The Razorland)
    After being decimated by several wars and plagues,  humanity has been forced to live in underground enclaves, with very little life expectancy. Deuce and Fade start working as hunters, but once they are exiled from the enclave, they have no choice but to survive on their own. 
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    Brenda Wade
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A very interesting read and involving storyline. I was transported into a very uncertain time as I read about the characters striving to improve themselves while facing unpredictable dangers at every turn. This is a must-read for all those who like sci-fiction works."
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    #8Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy)

    Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy)
    While an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) was killing most humans on Earth and destroying almost every electronic device, Alex was in the woods to farewell her dead parents. Desperate to know what happened, she will meet Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, whose grandfather was killed by the EMP, and together they will seek truth. 
     


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    Robert Gordon
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A nice different take on modern weapons the modern world and the potential for disaster. An interesting and new take on what could happen in real life as opposed to zombies. Well written with easily accessible characters. The plot though fantastical, is not so far fetched."
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    #9Matched

    Matched
    Matched is the first book in the dystopian series Matched written by Ally Condie which centers on Cassia who is living in a society where the officials decide everything such as your lover, work and the date of your death. 
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    Edward Morrison
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I picked this up from my library because it looked interesting. It starts a bit slow, but it gradually picks up and started to hold my interest. Although there are still random parts that are duller than others, I got through them quickly enough. Out of all of the characters, I felt the most connection with Ky. I really wish there was more on his background. He seemed to be the most... human. Likely because he was raised outside of the system. For a lot of the book, I found myself frustrated over the system. It connects you to your match based on what is most beneficial to the community, kills old people after a certain age, and the list goes on. Typical things you'll find in a Dystopian. I was most curious to see what was going to happen with the situation between Ky and Xander."
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    #10The Forest of Hands and Teeth

    The Forest of Hands and Teeth
    Mary's world is falling to pieces: as days go by, she is knowing more things about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and when something terrible happens, she will have to choose between those who love her, or those she loves. 
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    Arnav Pawar
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a fiction novel, where Mary, the main character is struggling to cope with being a teenager and understanding the world. She has to make important decisions and choose what is right for her."
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    #11Deliverance (Enslaved #2)

    Deliverance (Enslaved #2)

    Deliverance is a dystopian novel written by Katie Clark. First published in 2014 by Pelican Book Group under ISBN: 1611163994, it is the second book in the Enslaved book series.

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    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Another dystopian novel out of 1 million. Utter garbage. I mean, why do they keep pumping out this trash for young adults?"
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    #12The Crystal World

    The Crystal World

    The Crystal World is a fictional post apocalyptic novel written by James Graham "J.G." Ballard. The Crystal World was published on May 1, 1988 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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    Victoria Bishop
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "In the jungles of West Africa something is slowly crystallizing the forest and all life within it. Similar phenomena are occurring elsewhere. It seems inevitable that the entire Earth and all life will be crystallized. Sounds suitably scary and intriguing, not your usual end of the world scenario, but Ballard has no interest in exploring the effects of the potential collapse of civilization. There are no scenes of people fleeing cities or the collapse of law and order. Instead Ballard weaves dreamlike imagery in service of a Heart of Darkness like plot, where the protagonist wanders through the crystal forest seeing wondrous sights and meeting enigmatic people. It is more the tale of one man's spiritual journey, rather than any kind of apocalyptic story. The writing is full of evocative imagery, allegories concerning leprosy, Christian symbolism and ruminations on time. It's all very well done but...meh. The lack of a (coherent) explanation for the phenomena and somewhat open ending didn’t bother me. I just didn’t find it that engaging. At least it was short. To give The Crystal World its full due, it is different; whether that is good or bad depends on the reader."

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Best What are the best post-apocalyptic teen fiction novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DivergentBooks 30 Paid
2Under the Never SkyBooks 27 Paid
3The GiverBooks 25 Paid
4Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days)Books 23 Paid
5Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)Books 22 Paid
6The City of Ember (Book of Ember)Books 20 Paid
7Enclave (The Razorland)Books 20 Paid
8Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy)Books 19 Paid
9MatchedBooks 17 Paid
10The Forest of Hands and TeethBooks 14 Paid
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