"It's the End of the World as We Know It" YA Reading List

Some people suggest that according to the Mayans the world will end on December 21, 2012 although scholars have debunked this idea. Here are some young adult novels about cataclysmic world events.

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

In 2059 after snow ushered in a new ice age, Willo sets out in search of his family who have disappeared from their icy mountain home.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Three people unite when an electromagnetic pulse destroys most of the world.

Ashes of Twilight by Kassy TayLer

Ashes of Twilight by Kassy TayLer

Wren unwittingly becomes a participant in a revolution that destroys the dome that protects the city.

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Survivors of the Switch, when oxygen levels plummeted killing most vegetation, live in glass domed homes.

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

In the future, America has devolved into a series of civil wars.

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Miranda keeps a journal detailing life after a meteor hits the moon and triggers worldwide disasters.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Six high school students are trapped in a superstore after an apocalypse.

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Several teens are quarantined in a shopping mall after a biological agent is released into the air ducts.

 

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