Top YA Novels Feature Economic Fears
If you think kids are too young to worry about , consider this: some of our most popular young adult novels fairly shiver with economic anxiety. Take Veronica Roth's , this week's top New York Times Young Adult bestseller and a perennial on the list since its publication in 2011. Divergent's heroine, Beatrice Prior, braves hazing, groping and punching in order to enter the militaristic "faction" that she admires. She endures these dangers willingly because in Roth's dystopian, all-or-nothing Chicago, Beatrice would be thrown into the streets if she fails her initiation.