If you’re a fan of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, you might enjoy some of these dystopian reads as well:
- The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever!
- The Giver
by Lois Lowery
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
- The House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt
enjoys special status as the young clone of El
Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
- The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
by Scott Westerfeld
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.