Multcolib Teen Picks: If You Like The Hunger Games . . .

Blood Red Road
Blood Red Road By Young, Moira Book - 2011 y YOUNG 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.

Variant By Wells, Robison E. Book - 2011 y WELLS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.

Unwind By Shusterman, Neal Book - 2007 y SHUSTERMA Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

Uglies By Westerfeld, Scott Book - 2011 y WESTERFEL 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 20 copies

Annotation:Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. First in a series.

Divergent By Roth, Veronica Book - 2011 y ROTH 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 8 on 94 copies

Annotation:In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. First in a series.

How I Live Now
How I Live Now By Rosoff, Meg Book - 2006 y ROSOFF 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

Fever Crumb
Fever Crumb By Reeve, Philip Book - 2010 y REEVE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present. First in a series.

The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Knife of Never Letting Go By Ness, Patrick Book - 2008 y NESS 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 0 copies

Annotation:Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World. First in a series.

The Giver
The Giver By Lowry, Lois Book - 2011 j LOWRY 2011

Annotation: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.

Blood and Chocolate
Blood and Chocolate By Klause, Annette Curtis Book - 2007 y KLAUSE 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

Girl in the Arena
Girl in the Arena A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster and Peril By Haines, Lise Book - 2009 y HAINES 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.

Black Hole Sun
Black Hole Sun By Gill, David Macinnis Book - 2010 y GILL 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.

Incarceron By Fisher, Catherine Book - 2010 y FISHER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

The House of the Scorpion
The House of the Scorpion By Farmer, Nancy Book - 2002 y FARMER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation: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 City of Ember
The City of Ember By DuPrau, Jeanne Book - 2003 j DUPRAU Available in some locations

Annotation:In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Skin Hunger
Skin Hunger By Duey, Kathleen Book - 2007 y DUEY Available in some locations

Annotation:In alternate chapters, Sadima travels from her farm home to the city and becomes assistant to a heartless man who is trying to restore knowledge of magic to the world, and a group of boys fights to survive in the academy that has resulted from his efforts.

Little Brother
Little Brother By Doctorow, Cory Book - 2008 y DOCTOROW Available in some locations

Annotation:After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Wither By DeStefano, Lauren Book - 2011 y DESTEFANO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner By Dashner, James Book - 2009 y DASHNER 2009 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 17 on 67 copies

Annotation: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.

Matched By Condie, Allyson Braithwaite Book - 2010 y CONDIE 2010 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 17 copies

Annotation:All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?

Graceling By Cashore, Kristin Book - 2008 y CASHORE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

Ender's Game
Ender's Game By Card, Orson Scott Book - 2002 y CARD Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker By Bacigalupi, Paolo Book - 2010 y BACIGALUP 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

Feed By Anderson, M. T. Book - 2004 y ANDERSON 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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Whether it's the characters, the plot, or the setting you loved in The Hunger Games series, these books have a little something in common with Collins' work.