Hunger Games Read-Alikes

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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

Scavenging metal from ships is dangerous, but the girl in the wreck may bring more trouble.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

Are Day and June are on opposite sides, or do they have a common enemy?

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?

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 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?

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

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.

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.

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

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

Has someone tried to kill Amy while she's been cryogenically frozen on a space ship? Carry on with A Million Suns.

Everyone only has five choices for identity, but Beatrice doesn't fit into any one group. Could her society be wrong all along?

  • Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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.

Teens Connor, Ris and Lev are traveling the country so they aren't unwound, having the body parts used by others.

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

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