Phase 1: Confusion
Phase 2: Fear
Phase 3: Disbelief
Reflecting back on this entire presidential
circus election, one thought continuously crosses my mind: how is this even real? The story of a controversial, radical former reality star stealing the presidency from a woman who was favored to win this election since Day 1 given her decades of political service and qualifications feels like a work of fiction to me. But it isn’t; this is real life.
Mark Twain once said “The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.” Today, more than ever, Twain’s quote is culturally relevant. Recently, I’ve noticed that the line between the fictional stories I read and the reality I lead day to day is beginning to blur, as the narratives I come across in literature feel less outrageous than what’s ACTUALLY happening in today’s world.
To that point, here are 5 fictional YA political dramas that make WAY more sense to me than real-life politics right now.