Reader's Advisory

Dystopian fiction for Young Adults

ImageIf you have been engaged in reader’s advisory for young adults for the past couple of years, you might have noticed an increasing interest in dystopian fiction. The forthcoming release of the movie Hunger Games (March 23rd 2012) based on the book series by Suzanne Collins with the same title stirs the spirits and invites for a compilation of suggested readings lists that will appeal to young patrons who crave to prolong the pleasure of sharing exciting adventures in this genre.

Dystopian fiction is not new – it is a subdivision of the Science Fiction genre and sees its roots in the works of H.W. Wells, William Golding, Ray Bradbury... The most famous dystopian novel would be 1984, by George Orwell.

Reader’s Advisory 101

Imageby Melissa Tomecz

The Reader’s Advisory (RA) event hosted by the Public Library section of the ABQLA went off without a hitch.  A good time was had by all during the evening, held on May 26 at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. There was a lovely variety refreshments and an intimate café-like atmosphere. Library Director and City Manager Tanya Abramovitch, along with Assistant Library Director Janine West, gave a presentation on how their staff are trained in RA at the library.

The talk was presented in two parts. Tanya first spoke about the appeal factors that help draw people into reading and enjoying certain books.

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