I've been playing around with a sci-fi plot for a while and the plot is going to revolve around a simulated dystopia. Problem is, the dystopia is Heaven. Everything is perfect there and after about one day that gets old. I'm sure this has been done at least once (in an episode of Twilight, I believe) and probably a zillion times. So, it's not a ground breaking idea by any means, but I want to kick it up a notch a little. Also, the dystopia is simulated. And, by having the hero chose to save the dystopia rather than just going back to the 'real world,' I want to explore the idea that realness is a perception. My question: I enjoy writing for a younger audience. Is this too complex for say 9-12 year-olds to grasp? I was impressively air-headed at that age, so I'm pretty sure that I'd be thinking, "wait a minute. Why am I rooting for the guy that's trying to destroy perfection? Why is the hero trying to fix something fake and live there as opposed to just living his real life?" What do you think?