8 Weirdly Specific Things That Happen in Every Dystopian Novel

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The government hates children for some reason or another.

Whether they’re forcing them to fight to the death (Battle Royale, The Hunger Games), putting them into monster-riddled, Pac-Man-like mazes (The Maze Runner), or simply throwing babies in garbage chutes (The Giver), dystopian governments hate kids and will stop at nothing to see them destroyed.

Topics: Books
Tags: harry potter, 1984, the hunger games, the maze runner, dystopian fiction, hunger games, the host, the giver, fahrenheit 451, divergent, tropes, dystopian ya, literary tropes, dystopian literature, things are capitalized so you know they're important

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