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Dystopian Science Fiction for Fifth Grade

Students in the fifth grade at Hoben have an assignment to read a science fiction book that has a dystopian theme. Here is a selection to get them started.

Archon by Lana Krumwiede


The Resisters by Eric Nylund


Sky jumpers by Peggy Eddleman


Wake up missing by Kate Messner


Earthfall by Mark Walden


Time snatchers by Richard Ungar


Time trapped by Richard Ungar


Bot Wars by J.V. Kade


Starbounders by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson


The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke


The planet thieves by Dan Krokos


Crater: a Helium-3 novel by Homer Hickam


The Ability by M.M. Vaughan ; [illustrations by Iacopo Bruno]


After Earth: Kitai's journal by adapted by Christine Peymani ; based on the screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan ; story by Will Smith ; sketches by Jason Katzenstein


You'll like it here (everybody does) by Ruth White


Raiders' ransom by Emily Diamand


Happenstance found by P. W. Catanese


The clone codes by Patricia C. McKissack, Fredrick L. McKissack, John McKissack


Cyberia by Chris Lynch


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The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau


The giver by Lois Lowry


The dreamwalker's child by Steve Voake


Ender's game by Orson Scott Card


Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick ; wood engravings by the author


Among the hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix


The walls have eyes by Clare B. Dunkle


Fourth World by Kate Thompson


Museum of thieves by Lian Tanner


The search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi ; with illustrations by the author


The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann


Swipe by Evan Angler


The boy at the end of the world by Greg van Eekhout


Freakling by Lana Krumwiede