Utopian Nature and Dystopian Culture: Ecocritical Readings of Julie Bertagna's Exodus and Zenith

Utopian Studies 30 (2):238-251 (2019)

During the past decade, since the publication of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games,1 dystopian fiction for young adults has become an important contemporary genre.2 Like its adult counterpart, YA dystopian literature often engages with contemporary, global matters, including environmental destruction, societal inequality and segregation, and exploitation of the weak.3 Furthermore, many recent YA dystopias have featured strong female protagonists.4 These tenets are reflected in the two dystopian YA novels Exodus and Zenith,5 written by Scottish award-winning author of novels for children and young adults Julie Bertagna, that are the subject of this article. Of particular pertinence is the novels'...
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