Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Dystopia for middle-schoolers
Annotation:In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
Annotation:Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants.
Annotation:In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
Annotation:In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.
Annotation:A fourteen-year-old boy who lives in the subterranean world beneath New York City meets a girl from above ground. When she visits him down below, she discovers his world is not what it appears to be.
Annotation:In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient ''Surplus'' training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.
Annotation:When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
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Is your kid a little too young for The Hunger Games or Divergent? Many children want to read the latest teen fiction that hit movies are being based on-- but a lot of these books are violent and inappropriate for younger kids. Here are some titles that will satisfy the dystopian desire without too much kissing and killing.