If you like the Hunger Games Trilogy…

The Giver by Lois Lowry
The story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community. Sequels include Gathering Blue and The Messenger.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Thomas wakes up surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade – a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Every 30 days a new boy arrives, until Theresa. Then things start to change.
The trilogy includes The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Society is divided into five factions and Beatrice must decide to which she will devote the rest of her life. A highly competitive initiation follows, along with a tale of endurance, love, and secrets kept. The sequel is Insurgent.

Matched by Ally Condie
On Cassia’s seventeenth birthday, she meets her Match. Her society dictates that he is her perfect partner for life, except he’s not. Cassia loves another and when she decides to make choices for herself, her world begins to unravel. Sequel includes Crossed.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Lena is looking forward to the day she turns 18 and will be cured of deliria, a.k.a. love. She believes her government knows how to protect its people and should do so at any cost. Then she meets Alex, and romance blossoms. Lena is no longer so sure of the procedure or her government. Sequel is Pandemonium.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
At the age of sixteen, teens undergo an operation to make them conform to the standard of beauty. They are then known as “Pretties,” and are free to party. The younger “Uglies” look on in envy. Tally Youngblood’s best friend has run away to a rebel society that doesn’t believe in this, and Tally is forced to decide between her yearning to be Pretty and her possible betrayal of her friend. Sequels include Pretties, Specials, and Extras.

Enclave by Ann Aquirre
Deuce is training to be a Huntress. She will brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave in order to gather meat for her society, while evading monsters known as Freaks. She is partnered with Fade, who tells her of another life, while the balance for survival shifts and the Freaks become stronger.

Legend by Marie Lu
June is being groomed for success in one of the highest military circles in the Republic. Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. When the two cross paths over the death of June’s brother, because Day is blamed, a dangerous cat and mouse game ensues.

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
Sixteen year old midwife Gaia Stone lives outside the wall. It is her duty, along with her mother, to bring a small quota of babies to the Enclave. Then her parents are arrested and Gaia must enter the Enclave to rescue them. Trilogy includes Prized.

For Adults:

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A father and a son walk alone towards the coast, even though they do not know what awaits them there. America is burned. They have only a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk them for their food. It’s a tale of love and survival.

The Stand by Stephen King
A man escapes a biological testing facility infected with a mutated strain of the flu that wipes out 99% of the population within weeks. The survivors who remain are scared and in need of a leader. Communities form, led by people both good and evil.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid, serving in the household of a Commander and his wife. Her job is to become pregnant by the Commander. If she does not succeed, she will be exiled. Other people control her every move, and she risks her life if she breaks the rules.

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
The future world is violent and full of natural catastrophes. George Orr wakes up and finds that his dreams can alter reality so he seeks the help of a psychiatrist. Dr. Haber begins to manipulate George’s dreams for his own purposes.


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