Why do Young adults or as I like to call them, Old Teens, like dystopian novels so much. Simple really, High School is the most dystopian world you will ever find. It is made up of unwritten rules and experienced by newbie’s who must navigate their way through a maze of trials and monsters. All of it designed to weed out the weak and ruthlessly promote the powerful. The world was so much better in the olden days (Elementary school) where there was a benevolent authority that provided a solution for most problems. In high school and most dystopian worlds you have had to rely upon your own wits, you have to find your inner strength. Most of all you have to grow and become someone else.
Young adults like dystopian novels because they live it everyday.