Hunger Games Read-Alikes
If you loved Katniss and Peeta and the struggle in Panem, try some of these similar titles:
- Feed by M.T. Anderson
A normal trip to the moon turns epic when Titus realizes that he doesn't have to live with the head implant that controls everyone he knows, except the mysterious Violet
- Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Scavenging metal from ships is dangerous, but the girl in the wreck may bring more trouble.
- Exodus by Julie Bertagna
Can Mara lead her people from the the floods of their homeland to the unknown sky cities?
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Stranded on a desert island, 13 beauty queens fight each other, nature and evil forces . . . and prepare for the pageant.
- The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
Cosmo, sick of being a guinea pig, busts out of his orphanage and meets up with a gang who are killing the Parasites that are invisible to most people. But are the Parasites the real enemy?
- Matched by Ally Condie
Cassie is thrilled that The Society has paired her up with her best friend Xander, but worries when her neighbor's face shows up on her match disk. The story continues in Crossed.
- The Maze Runner by James Dasher
Thomas appears in the Maze with no memory and off-schedule and has to fight both the other guys there and the creepy Gladers. But what are they to make of the first girl to show up and her mysterious message? Continue with The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure.
- Wither by Lauren DeStefano
When genetic tampering creates a world where men and women die in their twenties, girls are forced into marriages to repopulate the planet. Continue with the other books in The Chemical Garden Trilogy.
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
High school hacker Marcus turns his free gaming system into X-net to fight the excesses of Homeland Security after the bombing of the Bay Bridge.
- City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Humans were forced into hiding in the city of Ember over 200 years ago, but the lights are starting to go out. It's up to Lina and Doon to figure out an ancient message and save the city. But should they stay?
- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Matt's a clone of an evil drug lord. But unlike other clones, he can still think for himself and must decide if he's brave enough to escape and fix the mistakes he's made.
- Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
A mad ruler, a living prison, an old legend: is there any escape? Follow up with Sapphique.
- Rash by Pete Hautman
Bo's accused of spreading a rash at school and sent to a work in a pizza factory in the tundra. His computer program, Bork, wants to free him, but can Bork be trusted? And does Bo want to go back to his highly-regulated old life?
- XVI by Julia Karr
In a future society that tattoos "16" on girls' wrists when they come of age, they become easy targets for sexual predators. Nina's world turns upside-down when her mother is murdered right before her 16th birthday, revealing a secret about her society that will change her life and make her question everything she knows.
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
In becoming one of only two people with his community's memories, Jonas is horrified to learn the truth no one else knows.
- Legend by Marie Lu
Are Day and June are on opposite sides, or do they have a common enemy?
- The Declaration by Gemma Malley
Children aren't needed when no one dies, but Anna's parents broke the rules. Should she break out of her dorm/prison and find them or keep her head down?
- The White Darkness: a novel by Geraldine McCaughrean
Sym's "uncle" Victor sneaks her into Antarctica. If she can't trust him, how will she survive at the bottom of the world?
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Noise germ caused all the men and boys to hear each other's thoughts and killed all the women and children. So what is Todd to make of Viola and the secrets his town holds?
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
All Brian has after a plane crash is a hatchet and the survival skills he learned. Can he keep himself alive?
- The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
What extreme measures would Jenna's parents take to cure her? Would they break the laws of man and nature? Jump forward with The Fox Inheritance.
- Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Miranda's journal describes how her family and town comes together and fall apart when the moon falls out of orbit and life as she knew it ends.
- The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
An earthquake has destroyed most of earth, and most people's intelligece. Is Spaz brave enough to help Ryter publish a book?
- Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
In a world where cities can move and take over smaller towns, Tom is betrayed and exiled to the Out-Country.
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Has someone tried to kill Amy while she's been cryogenically frozen on a space ship? Carry on with A Million Suns.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
Everyone only has five choices for identity, but Beatrice doesn't fit into any one group. Could her society be wrong all along?
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Teens Connor, Ris and Lev are traveling the country so they aren't unwound, having the body parts used by others.
- Gem X by Nicki Singer
Maxo Strang lives comfortably in Tropolis, like the rest of the genetically engineered, perfect kids - until a crack appears on his perfect face. He is sent to a hospital for an antidote, but there's a bigger, more sinister plan afoot, involving the powerful government and its treatment of the "Dreggies", the natural, un-enhanced members of the population, who live in slums.
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Tally thinks that becoming Pretty forever is a good idea, until she leaves the city and finds people who are fighting the system. Can she do it without betraying her friends?
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