Episode 11: Dystopia Middle Grade Lit, Killer Plants

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If you’re in need of a distraction (and we KNOW you are), join the mamas for some mutating, eco-horror, dystopian fun. In the 11th episode of Two Lit Mamas, killer plants have taken over the world and it’s up to a few smart middle grade heroes to save the day. (If only they could save our country while they’re at it.) In 2020, nature may be out to get us, but on the bright side, the year is almost over.

Hit play and hang in there, folks! 

Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

Mysterious seeds begin arriving via rainstorms first on an isolated Canadian Island and then worldwide. Massive, black, thorny vines sprout seemingly overnight and begin to take over. Three teens soon find that their strange health issues are giving them immunity to the power of these plants and soon they learn they are far more connected to these plants than anyone could have guessed.

Forgotten City by Michael Ford

Kobi has spent his entire life hiding from the deadly Waste that destroyed the world. Together, he and his father have managed to remain the lone survivors hiding from the plants and animals mutated by the Waste. But when his father disappears, Kobi learns that not only is he not the lone survivor, he’s facing dangers far worse than mutated plants.  

Pick 6: The Mamas’ Favorite Sci-fi Classics

  1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  3. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  4. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O’Brien
  5. The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  6. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Show Reference Links:

The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

5th Wave by Rick Yancy

The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Common Sense Media

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