I have kids in 3 completely different stages of reading and I love nurturing plus growing each stage of literacy.
I introduced The Giver to my oldest when he was in 5th grade and that was the commencement of his love for dystopian and science fiction—which happens to also be his mama’s favorite genres of literature!
He has been begging me to let him read my favorite book in these genres—Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I keep explaining that even though he is a mature 12 year old, some of the storyline is not appropriate for his age. He will have to wait until high school—sorry buddy.
Dystopian literature is an important genre for young minds to read—it offers a vision of the future by exploring the dangerous effects of political and social structures on humanity.