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Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Series for Grown-ups

Post-apocalyptic and dystopian series have been popular in Young Adult fiction for years. The Hollywood crossover success of the Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent franchises capitalized on a trend that began in earnest with Lois Lowry's "The Giver." Perhaps, like me, you've found yourself raiding your kids' bookshelves in search of compelling series. If so, you might want to give one of these adult series a try. Some have already made the transition from page to screen, others are destined to in the near future.