If You Like Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
J 941.5081 BARIn 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease, and two million more fled their homeland.
by Suzanne Collins
YA COLLINS, S.By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
by M.T. Anderson
YA SF ANDERSON, M.
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.
by Kristin Cashore
YA CASHORE, K.
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.
by Simone Elkeles
YA ELKELES, S.
In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-olds Caleb and Maggie relate the difficulties of readjusting to school, and changing relationships with family, friends, and one another, a year after a drunken driving accident sent her to the hospital with a crippling leg injury and him to prison.
by Cory Doctorow
YA DOCTOROW, C.
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.
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
AF GOLDING, W.
The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures.
The Rules of Survival
by Nancy Werlin
YA WERLIN, N.
When Matthew and his younger sister witness a man standing up to an abusive parent in a store, they think they may have found a hero who will save them from their vicious mother.
Sunrise over Fallujah
by Walter Dean Myers
YA MYERS, W.
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.
by Scott Westerfeld
YA WESTERFELD, S.
In Tally’s world, a sixteenth birthday brings an operation, transforming one from a repellent Ugly to an attractive Pretty. Turning Pretty is all Tally has ever wanted. Her friend Shay would rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally must make a terrible choice.
by Neal Shusterman
YA SF SHUSTERMAN, N.
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.