Books: Why are teenagers such avid readers of books about dystopias?

'If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever," George Orwell wrote in Nineteen Eighty-Four. It's sadly ironic that in the Arab Spring, when a defiant belief in their own destinies drove nations to prise themselves free of the tyrant's boot, almost one-third of young Scots feel they have no future, according to disturbing new research by The Prince's Trust and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Their peers across the UK are similarly downcas


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