Dystopian Novels

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Dystopian Novels

Among the hidden by HaddixAmong the Hidden
Haddix, Margaret Peterson / J FIC Shado
In a world where there are Population Police making sure no family has more than two children, what happens to those who are the third? 12-year-old Luke has lived all life in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that the government is wrong.

big bigBig Big Sky
Dunnion, Kristyn / YA FIC Dunni
Rustle is a young scout in a tight-group of five warriors. They are very well-trained: aggressive, clever, and obedient – though to whom or what, they are not sure. When the group starts to fall apart, they are transported back to the Living Lab to be decommissioned, and they have to figure out how to work together again to escape the inside of the mountain where they’ve spent their lives.

attackAttack on Titan
Isayame, Hajime / Graphic Novels YA Isaya
Over 100 years ago, the titans – giant, nearly invincible human-like creatures that do nothing but eat people – appeared. Today, what remains of humanity lives penned inside a series of walls protecting them from the horrors outside. When the outer wall is breached, and Eren’s mother is eaten, he vows to devote his life to finding a way to defeat the titans.

deliriumDelirium
Oliver, Lauren / YA FIC Olive
Lena has been looking forward to turning 18 – when she can get the mandatory treatment that will immunize her against the delirium of love – for years. But then, 95 days before her birthday, she falls in love, and finds that it isn’t the terrible disease she was told it would be.

knifeThe Knife of Never Letting Go
Ness, Patrick / YA FIC Ness
Todd is the last boy living in a town of men. A town where everyone can hear each other’s thoughts and privacy is not an option. Yet just one month short of the birthday that will make him a man, Todd uncovers the town’s most deeply hidden secret, and realizes he has to escape.

matchedMatched
Ally Condie / YA FIC Condi
In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices, and the system seems to work perfectly. Until the day comes when she is to be matched with her perfect mate, and something goes wrong – the system glitches, and Cassia must decide what to trust.

maze runnerThe Maze Runner
Dashner, James / YA FIC Dashn
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.

pirate cinema

Pirate Cinema
Doctorow, Cory / YA FIC Docto
In this near-future dystopia, the British government has cracked down hard on internet piracy, and a conviction can get you (and your family) banned from having internet access. That’s what happened to Trent, who got in trouble for remixing old movies into entirely new pieces of art. Trent leaves home to protect his parents, and must fight for survival as well as the freedom to pursue his art.

programThe Program
Young, Suzanne / YA FIC Young
When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.

rebootReboot
Tintera, Amy / YA FIC Tinte
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer you are dead, the less human you are when you come back, and Wren 178 is the most powerful Reboot there is. When she forms a relationship with a 22, though, she must choose between him and her reputation as a perfect soldier.
selectionThe Selection
Cass, Kiera / YA FIC Cass
When America Singer is chosen to represent her province against 34 other girls competing for the love of Prince Maxon, she is torn between her love for her lower-caste boyfriend, and the opportunity she has been given to become queen, and change the restrictive caste-system that has made her family’s life so difficult.

ugliesUglies
Westerfeld, Scott / YA-PB Weste
Tally lives in a world where one gets a license to turn pretty at sixteen. But her best friend, Shay, isn’t sure she wants to turn pretty and would rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about the not so pretty side of her world.

witherWither
DeStefano, Lauren / YA FIC DeSte
A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years, and so at 16 years of age, Rhine Ellery has only 4 years left to live. Cities are crowded with orphans desperately trying to survive, and Rhine finds herself kidnapped into life as a wife/breeder for a wealthy man.