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Judge the dystopia

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What is it?

This hack is a twist on the saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’

Look at the covers of some dystopian novels. Without reading the back, write the opening paragraph


1. Look at the picture or search for some YA dystopian titles in Amazon. Try Matched by Ally Condie, Feed by M.T Anderson, Eve by Anna Carey, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, or Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Or suggest titles you know to others who haven't read them

2. Choose a book cover you haven’t read. Decide what the dystopia might be based on the cover.

2. Write the opening paragraph for the book.

3. Share opening paragraphs. Go online and read the first page and back cover on Amazon. How did your guesses compare?

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