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Liked The Hunger Games?

Hunger GamesIf you can't get enough of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you may enjoy some of these books.  This list is a mix of science fiction, survival stories, characters who kick butt, and teens who fight against the government.

  • Adoration of Jenna FoxThe Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (266 pages)

    Who is Jenna Fox? She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn’t remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?

    Battle RoyaleBattle Royale by Koushun Takami (608 pages)

    Battle Royale Ultimate Edition by Koushun Takami & Masayuki Taguchi (graphic novel)

    With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence. 


    Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess (354 pages)

    This stand-alone YA sequel to the adult book Bloodtide (2001) melds violent Viking mythology with a futuristic, war-torn England populated by human-animal hybrids and organic machines. Fifteen-year-old Sigurd embarks on a quest to reclaim his royal lineage and to unite and bring peace to his country.


    The Declaration by Gemma Malley (320 pages)

    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. 

    ExodusExodus by Julie Bertagna (345 pages)

    In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water after a century of global warming, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters. She guides her community to one of these cities across the ocean, only to discover upon arriving that they are barred from the heavily walled civilization. Mara needs to find a way to get inside the walled off cities in order to save herself and the others.


    Gone by Michael Grant (558 pages)

    In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of 14 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.

    GracelingGraceling by Kristin Cashore (471 pages)

    In a world where people are sometimes honored and frequently feared for their graces, a special talent marked by two different eye colors, Katsa is feared for her killing grace. She breaks away from her uncle, King Randa, who is using her grace for his own benefits. She goes on a journey with Po who also has a mysterious grace, and together they come to terms with the intricacies of their graces and their relationship to each other.

  • Heir ApparentHeir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde (315 pages)

    While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, fourteen-year-old Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or be damaged herself.

    House of the scorpion

    The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (380 pages)

    In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 140-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.


    Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (442 pages)

    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.

    Knife of Never Letting Go

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (479 pages)

    Pursued by power-hungry Mayor Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, 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 the Old World.

    Life as we knew itLife As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (337 pages)

    After an asteroid knocks the moon closer to earth, worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun. In her journal, Miranda records the events of each desperate day, while she and her family struggle to hold on to their most priceless resource - hope.

    Little BrotherLittle Brother by Cory Doctorow (382 pages)

    This anti-establishment thriller follows 17-year-old Marcus who is being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California. He is released into what is now a police state, and decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

  • Long WalkThe Long Walk by Stephen King (370 pages)

    In the near future, a young boy has been one of 100 selected to take the Long Walk--a deadly contest of endurance and determination, in which each step can literally be your last. Follow the contestants' tortured footsteps as they struggle with each other, and themselves, to survive the race. Vintage King, this harrowing tale was originally published under the Richard Bachman pseudonym.

    NationNation by Terry Pratchett (367 pages)

    After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives. This is a story about survival on many levels, and Pratchett pulls out all stops with his offbeat humor and broad vision.

    Other Side of the IslandThe Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman (280 pages)

    Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, a future world where misinformation is delivered daily and weather is controlled by The Corporation, Honor's scientist parents are taken away when they defy The Corporation and have an illegal second child. It is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.


    Sabriel by Garth Nix (311 pages)

    Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

    Secret Under My SkinThe Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton (262 pages)

    In the year 2368, humans exist under dire environmental conditions and one young woman, rescued from a workcamp and chosen for a special duty, uses her love of learning to discover the truth about the planet's future and her own dark past.

    Ship BreakerShip Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, Paolo (326 pages)

    In a futuristic world, teen Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

  • Silenced
    The Silenced by James DeVita (504 pages)

    Consigned to a prison-like Youth Training Facility because of her parents' political activities, Marena organizes a resistance movement to combat the restrictive policies of the ruling Zero Tolerance party.

    TruancyTruancy by Isamu Fukui (431 pages)

    In the City, where an iron-fisted Mayor's goal is perfect control through education, 15-year-old Tack is torn between a growing sympathy for the Truancy, an underground movement determined to bring down the system at any cost, and the desire to avenge a death caused by a Truant.

    UgliesUglies by Scott Westerfeld (425 pages)

    In an image-obsessed future in which every 16-year-old goes under the knife to become a "pretty," authorities threaten to withhold Tally’s cosmetic makeover unless she agrees to spy on a colony of rebel teens who defy the forced conformity and shallow concepts of beauty.

    UnwindUnwind by Neal Shusterman (335 pages)

    In a future world where those between the ages of 13 and 18 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.