Why are young people so obsessed with violent dystopias?

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The publishing industry is rushing to put out as many dystopian novels for teenagers as possible. Why is this? These grim survival-of-the-fittest worlds reflect teenagers' real lives, argues Laura Miller in a must-read New Yorker essay.

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GarrisonDean

I could care less why, I'm just jazzed to know that a new Hunger Games book is just around the corner.

Not that I read YA novels or anything, cuz I totally don't. I'm um, buying it for my daughter.