27 March 2019
Chorlton High School’s Year of Reading turned bleak in January with their promotion of dystopian fiction. This genre hardly needs any promotion as it has taken off as one of the most popular and fast growing publishing phenomena’s. Books set in an apocalyptic future, which pits the weaker against the strong, seem to be eternally attractive to young people. The Hunger Games, Divergent, Mortal Engines, Maze Runner, all recent dystopian novels, have made it into best seller lists and consequently been made into films.
Students were asked to get creative, by writing their own short story, featuring an idea for a dystopian future. Congratulations to Milan Morris Gibson in Year 8, who won the competition and to Seth Balhatchet in Year 7, who was a runner up. Both winners received Book Tokens and a goody bag.