We love adventures and being in places we've never been to before. We also love young, powerful ladies who lead an entire country to overthrow a dysfunctional government. This is why we love reading books and watching movies set in a dystopian world. We know what to expect and what we can get from the story, even the funny Twitter account @DystopianYA knows it. Don't know if you're reading or watching something set in a dystopian society? Here 10 surefire ways to tell that you are. Heck, you might even be The Chosen One... you just don't know it yet. Hmm...
1 There's one person destined to save the people. She just doesn't know it yet.
I didn't know that I was born to be different.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
2 People are always divided into categories.
People from This Category haven't gotten along with people from That Category. Well, not since the Civil Schism.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
3 The whole place or country is enclosed in gates. Just the perfect setup to make people, or The Chose One, more curious.
I just feel like there should be MORE beyond this gated community none of us have ever ventured beyond.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
4 Adults don't know anything... especially anything about running an entire country.
Adults don't understand. All they've learned is how to go about their days without questioning anything.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
5 They can't even be trusted.
Turns out the grownups you once blindly trusted shouldn't have been blindly trusted at all.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
6 The Chosen One looks fine, but has a lot of ~*issues*~ about how she looks.
I have gangly limbs and a feminine form just beginning to take shape. I'm not beautiful, but my green eyes are nice.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
7 But she actually looks perfect even after spending weeks or months in a weird place.
Of course my skin is perfect after spending four months in the wilderness - I wash my face every morning in the river.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) March 6, 2015
8 Someone's always not going to fit in the categories.
It just seems like I don't fit into our Society's prescribed categories.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 11, 2015
9 Order is everything, so the government tries to protect it.
Like always, Securitymen in their riot gear are patrolling streets. No one would ever even think to rebel.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) February 20, 2015
10 The Chosen One has two boys fighting for her attention... in the middle of the war.
I hate to say it, but as the Chosen One, I'd actually think more than two boys would be interested in me.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) March 12, 2015
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