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Hello, book lover!


But wait, isn’t this a freelance writing website!? Yes, but as we all know writing and reading go hand in hand. In order to write well, you need to read a lot!




And there is one genre of fiction that’s hotter than ever, Dystopian FictionThe Handmaid’s Tale has been making headlines since its recent episodic release on Hulu, and copies of Orwell’s 1984 are being given away for free in bookstores across the country. Dystopia is topping the charts!



The Handmaids Tale


But with all the dystopian hullabaloo, how do you pick the book for you? What’s your Dystopia of choice? How would you act in an apocalypse? Take this quiz below to find the best dystopian book for you.


1.You hear an asteroid is headed for Earth in two weeks, what do you do?



 A: Build a shelter and read all the survivalist guides you can get your hands on.

 B: You might check the internet every now and then, but you’re pretty sure it’s just a hoax.

 C: Get on Facebook, sign a petition, you hear of a possible weapon that could break up an asteroid in space and it just needs a couple more thousand dollars on Gofundme, you walk the streets in protest.

 D: You sell all your stuff and just wait it out with a bottle of Gin.

2. Your favorite dystopian books and movies?


A: Revolve around a ragtag band of rebels just barely surviving the aftermath.

B: You don’t read that stuff.

C: Are stories of revolution and change, where the little guy fights the oppressors and wins.

D: You like to compare our current society to the dystopian futures in 1984 and Brave New World.


3. This past election you were?



A: Against the whole lot of it, but voted for the candidate you cared about most.

B: You tried to stay impartial and get all the facts.

C: Went to all the rallies, you were team Bernie all the way.

D: Didn’t vote, didn’t care. Everyone was terrible.


4. Your take on Alternative Facts?



A: When the news starts covering the real problems like UFOs and the Illuminati, that’s when you’ll start caring.

B: You don’t really watch those new sources and you’re not friends with people on Facebook who post fake news.

C: You just shared that article on the New Yorker about the harms of fake news, and plan to write congress.

D: The news was always skewed and biased, now it’s just more so.


5. You wake up in a dystopian alternative reality, what’s your role?


A: Run to the woods, hole up and wait.

B: Work, live, sleep, eat, the usual.

C: Join the secret rebellion, whatever the risk.

D: Accept the doomed nature of your new reality and take the blue pill.


6. Your coffee drink of choice is?



A: Black, no frills.

B: You’ll drink it at the office, but you don’t go out of your way for it.

C: Caramel Mocha Frappuccino.

D: Even coffee made from fair-trade beans aren’t usually fair trade.


7. Pick your apocalypse?


A: Zombie apocalypse.

B: It makes for a good movie but you don’t really care one way or another.

C: Alien Invasion.

D: Pandemic Plague.


8: Time for a movie, what would you watch?



A: Mad Max Fury Road.

B: You’ve heard La La Land is good.

C: Arrival, it had such emotion and a sort of happy ending.

D: Deep Impact.


Mostly A’s: You are a survivalist. No matter the scenario, you’re looking out for you and only you. You have the stocked supplies and have thought about building a bunker.

The best books for you:

Lord of the Flies by William Golding


The Road by Cormac McCarthy


Mostly B’s: You’re a casual observer. You know what’s happening around you, but what can you do? The way you see it, things have never been a picnic.

The best books for you:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


Mostly Cs: The Optimist. You are all about change. You know the power of a protest and stay as on top of the news as you can.

The best books for you:

Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline


The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Mostly Ds: The doomsayer. It’s bad, it’s getting worse and there’s nothing anyone can do to change that.

The best books for you:

Inferno by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon)


1984 by George Orwell (Signet Classics)

Share with your friends and let us know the kind of dystopian fiction that’s for you.



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