For adults as well as sophisticated younger readers, my recent novel Polly and the One and Only World, which features an atheist witch navigating a theocratic, post-oil America, has been getting excellent reviews and international attention.
Russell Blackford says, "Polly and the One and Only World is a delightful, if sometimes harrowing and emotionally painful, hybrid of science fiction and fantasy, aimed at a Young Adult audience. It is set in the dystopian landscape(s) of a near-future USA wrecked by cataclysmic events that are, perhaps wisely, never quite explained or defined. In this bleak future, the post-collapse remnants of the nation are ruled by a fundamentalist Christian theocracy." And "There is much to learn here from the literary craftsmanship of a skilled novelist."
The esteemed School Library Journal says, "Bredes’s writing will inspire teens to revere current freedoms. A thrilling journey, full of peril, exploit, friendship, and sorrow, this book is sure to find readers."
And now Polly is available as an audiobook.