This is a lot of responsibility, being 16 and being the only one who recognizes the problems with totalitarianism.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) August 24, 2015
The Commander calls me into her Chamber. This seems normal. Leaders of nations meet with 16 year olds all the time.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) December 26, 2015
You're still reading paranormal teen romance novels? Those are so 5 years ago. The strongest market is in dystopian young adult fiction. That's what the cool grown ups are reading these days.
Why is it so popular? For your typical teenager, real life is a dystopia. And, ideally, he can heroically escape it and possibly liberate his friends.
The twitter account Dystopian YA Novel pokes fun and this genre and its sometimes worn-out tropes. Here are some of the best tweets from it.
"You must complete trials in order to move into adulthood. They're called 'the SATs' -- no wait sorry I meant 'The Trials.' Yeah that's it."— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 27, 2016
They divide us in our Categories with something called a "buzzfeed quiz."— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) December 8, 2015
So many choices I need to make: wisdom vs. innocence, freedom vs. fascism, this handsome boy vs. this other handsome boy— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) November 5, 2015
What freedoms am I willing to give up for security and a place in society? What an important and age-appropriate question, I think to myself— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) July 28, 2015
The death of Disposable Side Character still haunts me.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) July 25, 2015