The Hunger Games

FUTURISTIC/POST-APOCALYPTIC/DYSTOPIAN

  • City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Books of Ember Series, age 8-12)
  • The Limit by Kristen Landon (age 10+)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (age 11+)
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies Series, age 12+)
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Incarceron Series, age 12+)
  • Epic by Conor Kostick (Epic Trilogy, age 12+)
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (age 12+)
  • Witch & Wizard by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet (Witch & Wizard Series, age 12+)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Starters Series, age 12+)
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (Jenna Fox Series, age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Matched by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy, age 12+)
  • XVI by Julia Karr (XVI Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien (age 13+)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+)
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien (Birthmarked Trilogy, age 13+)
  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen (age 13+)
  • X Isle by Steve Augarde (age 13+)
  • Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 by Alexander Gordon Smith (Furnace Series, age 13+)
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson (age 13+)
  • The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (age 13+)
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin (Ashfall Trilogy, age 14+, mature content)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy, age 14+)

WHO NEEDS ADULTS…KIDS ARE IN CHARGE

  • City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Books of Ember Series, age 8-12)
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead (age 9-13)
  • The Invasion by K.A. Applegate (Animorphs Series, age 9-13)
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (age 11+)
  • The Great, Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong (age 11+)
  • The Recruit by Robert Muchamore (Cherub Series, age 11+)
  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider Series, age 11+)
  • Epic by Conor Kostick (Epic Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Gone by Michael Grant (Gone Series, age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Starters Series, age 12+)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Incarceron Series, age 12+)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien (age 13+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+)
  • X Isle by Steve Augarde (age 13+)
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien (Birthmarked Trilogy, age 13+)
  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen (age 13+)
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Saga, age 13+)
  • Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Saga, age 13+)
  • The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (Maximum Ride Series, age 13+)
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin (Ashfall Trilogy, age 14+, mature content)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy, age 14+)
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (age 14+, mature content)

FIGHTING THE SYSTEM

  • The Unidentified by Rae Mariz (age 12+)
  • The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen (age 12+)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Incarceron Series, age 12+)
  • Epic by Conor Kostick (Epic Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Matched by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Starters Series, age 12+)
  • XVI by Julia Karr (XVI Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien (Birthmarked Trilogy, age 13+)
  • X Isle by Steve Augarde (age 13+)
  • Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 by Alexander Gordon Smith (Furnace Series, age 13+)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy, age 14+)

PLAYING THE SYSTEM

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Series, age 8-12)
  • Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks (Evil Genius Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, age 13+)

EPIC ADVENTURE

  • City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Books of Ember Series, age 8-12)
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead (age 9-13)
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (age 11+)
  • The Great, Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong (age 11+)
  • Epic by Conor Kostick (Epic Trilogy, age 12+)
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies, age 12+)
  • The Dark City by Catherine Fisher (Relic Masters Series, age 12+)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Incarceron Series, age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Fire and Thorns Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, age 13+, mature content)

DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE

  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies Series, age 12+)
  • Matched by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy, age 12+)
  • The Unidentified by Rae Mariz (age 12+)
  • The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen (age 12+)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Starters Series, age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+)
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien (Birthmarked Trilogy, age 13+)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Fire and Thorns Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, age 13+, mature content)

GIRLS KICKING BUTT!

  • The Invasion by K.A. Applegate (Animorphs Series, age 9-13)
  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (Killer Unicorn Series, age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Fire and Thorns Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, age 13+, mature content)
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy Series, age 13+)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy, age 14+)

ULTIMATE SURVIVAL

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (age 8-12)
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (age 8-12)
  • City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Books of Ember Series, age 8-12)
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead (age 9-13)
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (age 11+)
  • The Great, Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong (age 11+)
  • Peak by Roland Smith (age 12+)
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (age 12+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+)
  • Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien (age 13+)
  • X Isle by Steve Augarde (age 13+)
  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen (age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin (Ashfall Trilogy, age 14+, mature content)
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (age 14+, mature content)
  • Firestorm by David Klass (The Caretaker Trilogy, age 14+, mature content)
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