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The Giver

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Collins, Suzanne
The Hunger Games (TEEN NUTMEG PB COLLINS S)
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.

Condie, Ally       
Matched (TEEN NUTMEG PB CONDIE A)
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?

Dashner, James
The Maze Runner (TEEN NUTMEG PB DASHNER J)
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. Look for Book#2 The Scorch Trials and Book #3 The Death Cure.

Evans, Richard Paul
Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25 (TEEN NUTMEG PB EVANS R)
Michael Vey seems like an ordinary teenager, but he has a unique power. After his mother is kidnapped he and his friends have to find his mother and fight the hunters to save other kids with the same powers. Look for Book #2 Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen Book #3 Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere and Book # 4 Michael Vey: Hunt for Jade Dragon.

Farmer, Nancy
The House of the Scorpion (TEEN PB FARMER N)
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Grant, Michael
Gone (NEW TEEN PB GRANT M)
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not. Look for the rest of the books in this exciting series!

Lowry, Lois
The Giver (TEEN PB LOWRY L)
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.

Meyer, Marissa
Cinder (TEEN FIC MEYER M)
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. Look for Book #2 Scarlet, and Book #3 Cress.

Shusterman, Neal
Unwind Dystology (TEEN NUTMEG FIC 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 survive until they turn eighteen. Look for Book #2 Unwholly and Book #3 Unsouled.

Westerfeld, Scott
Leviathan  (NEW TEEN PB WESTERFELD S)
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. Look for Book #2 Bohemoth and Book #3 Goliath.

Various Authors
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia (TEEN SHORT STORY AFTER)
An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future.