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Teens

Hungry for Mockingjay?

 Are you eagerly awaiting the final chapter of The Hunger Games?  Need something to read while you wait?  Or have you already read all three books and are looking for more science fiction, adventure and dystopian novels?  Don't worry because we've got you covered!  Check out these great books and more at The Library (and don't forget you can always ask your teen librarian for more suggestions!): 

 

 

Feed by M.T. Anderson

-In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

 

 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

-Child hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

 

 The Maze Runner by James Dashner

-Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

 

 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

-In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

 

 Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

-To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

 

Gone by Michael Grant

-In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

 Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

-In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.

 The Line by Teri Hall

-Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but when Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.

 The Giver by Lois Lowry

-Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

 The Declaration by Gemma Malley

-In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.

 

 The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

-Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

 Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

-In a future world baked dry by the sun and divided into those who live inside the wall and those who live outside it, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.

 Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

-In 2097, men are a small and controlled minority in a utopian world ruled by women, and fourteen-year-old Kellen must fight to save his father from an outbreak of the virus that killed ninety-seven percent of the male population thirty years earlier.

 

 


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