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:All Brian has after a plane crash is a hatchet and the survival skills he learned. Can he keep himself alive?
 
:All Brian has after a plane crash is a hatchet and the survival skills he learned. Can he keep himself alive?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adoration+of+jenna+fox'''''The Adoration of Jenna Fox'''''] by Mary E. Pearson
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'''YA/YA PB Pearson, Mary E.''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adoration+of+jenna+fox'''''The Adoration of Jenna Fox''''']
What extreme measures would Jenna's parents take to cure her? Would they break the laws of man and nature? Jump forward with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fox+inheritance'''''The Fox Inheritance'''''].
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:When Jenna wakes up from a coma with no memory of her past life, everyone seems determined to shelter her from the details of her accident. Why are they so desperate to keep the details of her treatment secret? Jump forward with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fox+inheritance'''''The Fox Inheritance'''''].
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+as+we+knew+it'''''Life as We Knew it'''''] by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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'''YA Pfeffer, Susan Beth''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?life+as+we+knew+it'''''Life as We Knew it''''']
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.
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: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.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?last+book+in+the+universe'''''The Last Book in the Universe'''''] by Rodman Philbrick
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'''YA/YA PB Philbrick, Rodman''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?last+book+in+the+universe'''''The Last Book in the Universe''''']  
An earthquake has destroyed most of earth, and most people's intelligece. Is Spaz brave enough to help Ryter publish a book?
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:An earthquake has destroyed most of earth, and most people's intelligece. Is Spaz brave enough to help Ryter publish a book?
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?mortal+engines+reeve'''''Mortal Engines'''''] by Philip Reeve
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'''YA Reeve, Philip''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?mortal+engines+reeve'''''Mortal Engines''''']  
In a world where cities can move and take over smaller towns, Tom is betrayed and exiled to the Out-Country.
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:In a world where cities can move and take over smaller towns, Tom is betrayed and exiled to the Out-Country.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?across+the+universe'''''Across the Universe'''''] by Beth Revis
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'''YA/YA PB Revis, Beth''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?across+the+universe'''''Across the Universe''''']
Has someone tried to kill Amy while she's been cryogenically frozen on a space ship? Carry on with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?million+suns'''''A Million Suns'''''].
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:The lives of Amy, a colonis, and Elder, the ship Godspeed's designated next leader, intersect when she is mistakenly awakened from cryogenic sleep years too early. On a ship where every function is based on lies, her difference and his tendency to independent thought threaten both their lives. Carry on with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?million+suns'''''A Million Suns'''''].
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?divergent'''''Divergent'''''] by Veronica Roth
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'''YA/YA PB Roth, Veronica''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?divergent'''''Divergent''''']  
Everyone only has five choices for identity, but Beatrice doesn't fit into any one group. Could her society be wrong all along?
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:Everyone in Tris’s society is divided into five factions, each devoted to a specific virtue. Although Tris is born into the service faction of “Abegnation,” when she turns sixteen she has the chance to win her way into the reckless, fearless “Dauntless” faction. But as her initiation continues, Tris begins to wonder if she will ever truly belong.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?glow+ryan'''''Glow'''''] by Amy Kathleen Ryan
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'''YA Ryan, Amy Kathleen''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?glow+ryan'''''Glow''''']
Waverly is part of the first generation to be born in space, and she is destined to marry future Kieran to do her part to repopulate the new planet they will inhabit. But Waverly isn't sure she wants to follow the path that others have laid out for her.
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:Waverly is part of the first generation to be born in space, and she is destined to marry future Kieran to do her part to repopulate the new planet they will inhabit. But Waverly isn't sure she wants to follow the path that others have laid out for her.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?unwind'''''Unwind'''''] by Neal Shusterman
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'''YA Shusterman, Neal''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?unwind'''''Unwind''''']  
Teens Connor, Ris and Lev are traveling the country so they aren't unwound, having the body parts used by others.
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:In a society where teens between the ages of 13 and 18 can be sent by parents or guardians to be "unwound," their body parts harvested for transplant, three teens are on the run. If they can work together, they may be able to escape and survive.
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?gem+x'''''Gem X'''''] by Nicki Singer
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'''YA Singer, Nicky''' [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?gen+x+singer'''''Gen X''''']
 
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.   
 
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.   
  

Revision as of 19:16, 4 January 2016

Article in Young Adult Fiction, Read-Alikes, and Adventure categories.

If you loved Katniss and Peeta and the struggle in Panem, try some of these similar titles:


YA/YA PB Anderson, M.T. Feed

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.

YA/YA PB Bacigalupi, Paolo Ship Breaker

Nailer is a ship breaker, a scavenger who survives by harvesting parts from destroyed ships in a post-apocalyptic New Orleans that is battered by flooding and super storms. After a hurricane, he discovers a new shipwreck, and his decision to help the survivor will alter his life forever.

YA Bertagna, Julie Exodus

Can Mara lead her people from the the floods of their homeland to the unknown sky cities?

YA Bracken, Alexandra The Darkest Minds

A strange disease causes many children to lose their lives. Those that survive develop powers, making them dangerous, and so for their own protection and that of their families, they are put into special camps. Ruby learns how to survive inside the camp, knowing that something else is going on, and she aims to find out what it is.

YA Bray, Libba Beauty Queens

Stranded on a desert island, 13 beauty queens fight each other, nature and evil forces . . . and prepare for the pageant.

YA/YA PB Colfer, Eoin The Supernaturalist

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?

YA/YA PB Condie, Ally Matched

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.

YA/YA PB Dashner, James The Maze Runner

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.

YA DeStefano, Lauren Wither

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.

YA/YA PB Doctorow, Cory Little Brother

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.

YA/YA PB DuPrau, Jeanne City of Ember

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?

YA/YA PB Farmer, Nancy The House of the Scorpion

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.

YA Fisher, Catherine Incarceron

A mad ruler, a living prison, an old legend: is there any escape? Follow up with Sapphique.

YA Hautman, Pete Rash

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?

YA PB Karr, Julia XVI

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.

YA/YA PB Lowry, Lois The Giver

In becoming one of only two people with his community's memories, Jonas is horrified to learn the truth no one else knows.

YA Lu, Marie Legend

June is a wealthy prodigy, destined for greatness in the Republic's military. Day is the most-wanted criminal who has been accused of murdering her brother. But as june investigates she discovers the government is hiding some sinister secrets. First in a trilogy.

YA Malley, Gemma The Declaration

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?

YA McCaughrean, Geraldine The White Darkness: a novel

Sym's "uncle" Victor sneaks her into Antarctica. If she can't trust him, how will she survive at the bottom of the world?

YA PB Ness, Patrick The Knife of Never Letting Go

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?

YA/YA PB Paulsen, Gary Hatchet

All Brian has after a plane crash is a hatchet and the survival skills he learned. Can he keep himself alive?

YA/YA PB Pearson, Mary E. The Adoration of Jenna Fox

When Jenna wakes up from a coma with no memory of her past life, everyone seems determined to shelter her from the details of her accident. Why are they so desperate to keep the details of her treatment secret? Jump forward with The Fox Inheritance.

YA Pfeffer, Susan Beth Life as We Knew it

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.

YA/YA PB Philbrick, Rodman The Last Book in the Universe

An earthquake has destroyed most of earth, and most people's intelligece. Is Spaz brave enough to help Ryter publish a book?

YA Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines

In a world where cities can move and take over smaller towns, Tom is betrayed and exiled to the Out-Country.

YA/YA PB Revis, Beth Across the Universe

The lives of Amy, a colonis, and Elder, the ship Godspeed's designated next leader, intersect when she is mistakenly awakened from cryogenic sleep years too early. On a ship where every function is based on lies, her difference and his tendency to independent thought threaten both their lives. Carry on with A Million Suns.

YA/YA PB Roth, Veronica Divergent

Everyone in Tris’s society is divided into five factions, each devoted to a specific virtue. Although Tris is born into the service faction of “Abegnation,” when she turns sixteen she has the chance to win her way into the reckless, fearless “Dauntless” faction. But as her initiation continues, Tris begins to wonder if she will ever truly belong.

YA Ryan, Amy Kathleen Glow

Waverly is part of the first generation to be born in space, and she is destined to marry future Kieran to do her part to repopulate the new planet they will inhabit. But Waverly isn't sure she wants to follow the path that others have laid out for her.

YA Shusterman, Neal Unwind

In a society where teens between the ages of 13 and 18 can be sent by parents or guardians to be "unwound," their body parts harvested for transplant, three teens are on the run. If they can work together, they may be able to escape and survive.

YA Singer, Nicky Gen X 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.

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?


Check out these links for other dystopian novels you might enjoy!

Lawrence (KS) Public Library's "Dystopian Flow Chart"

"Young Adult Dystopian Books" on Prettybooks Blog

"80+ Fantastic Young Adult Dystopian Novels" in Bart's Bookshelf