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1984
by George Orwell Details
This novel, published in 1949, takes place in a totalitarian society in the year 1984. Winston Smith is a employee of the Ministry of Truth, which creates propaganda that promotes the government. He begins to rebel as he realizes that the regime's constant survellience and mind control have brainwashed humanity.
Among the Hidden
by Margaret Peterson Haddix Details
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong. Lexile Level: 800
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Shadow Children
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley Details
In this futuristic novel, all love, individuality and emotion have been replaced by social stability through the use of medications and government mind control. But Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses that his relationship with a young womon has the potential to be much more than their society would allow.
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury Details
Guy Montag is a fireman whose job is to start fires, and he enjoys his job. He has never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames. He never questions anything until he meets a 17-year-old girl who tells him of a past when people were not afraid and a professor who speaks of a future in which people can think.
Lazarus Volume 1, Family
by Greg Rucka Details
In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100 percent of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family's holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. (Graphic Novel; first in the Lazarus series)
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Lazarus
Matched
by Ally Condie Details
In Cassia’s society, most of her choices are made for her, including the person with whom she will spend the rest of her life: her Match. At age 17, Cassia is happily surprised when her Match turns out to be her best friend Xander, but when a glitch occurs and another boy’s face appears on her screen, Cassia can’t help but wonder what would happen if she were able to choose her own Match. Now she must decide between conforming to society and pursuing a life where she can make her own choices.
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Matched trilogy
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron
by Jasper Fforde Details
As long as anyone can remember, society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. From the underground feedpipes that keep the municipal park green to a social hierarchy based upon one's limited color perception, society is dominated by color. Eddie Russett has no ambition to be anything other than a loyal drone of the Collective. But everything changes when he moves with his father to East Carmine. There, he falls in love with a Grey who opens his eyes to the painful truth behind his seemingly perfect, rigidly controlled society. (First in the Shades of Grey series)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
by Marl L. Pearson Details
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.Lexile 570
The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau Details
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
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Books of Ember
The Line
by Teri Hall Details
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 forbiddenzone, she is both frightened and intrigued. (Young adult; first in The Line series)
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The Line
The Unit: A Novel
by Ninni Holmqvist Details
One day in early spring, Dorrit Weger is checked into the Second Reserve Bank Unit for biological material. Here, women over the age of 50 and men over 60 -- single, childless, and without jobs in progressive industries -- are sequestered for their final few years. They are expected to contribute themselves for drug and psychological testing, and ultimately donate their organs, little by little, until the final donation.
Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld Details
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
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Uglies
Unwind
by Neal Shusterman Details
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
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Unwind
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