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The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey


Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.


Brave New World
Aldous Huxley


A futuristic take on a "utopian" society in which humans are genetically bred and medicated to passively serve a ruling order. 


Cinder: the Lunar Chronicles
Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles


As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.


The City of Ember
Jeanne DuPrau

Series: The Books of Ember


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.


Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 gives the reader a glimpse of a future American society in which reading is against the law and firemen start fires to burn books. 


The Giver
Lois Lowry


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.


The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood


Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian and theocratic state that was once the United States of America. While Offred tells the story of her daily life, she often has flashbacks, from which we can reconstruct the events that lead to the end of the United States of America.


The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Series: Hunger Games, Book 1


In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.


Nineteen Eighty-four: a novel
George Orwell


The year is 1984. Winston Smith, a citizen of the futuristic superstate Oceania, is constantly watched by the oligarch in charge, Big Brother. Emotions, especially love, are strictly prohibited. Winston falls in love with a woman named Julia and the two meet in secret, risking their lives. 


The Selection
Kiera Cass

Series: Selection


Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed afterthe war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

Mia, age 14
November 8, 2017
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