Sacramento Public Library

Readalikes for Younger Fans of The Hunger Games

    The Wikkeling

    The Wikkeling - Steve Arntson

    Henrietta and her pals Gary and Rose all have headaches with an unknown cause and experience other strange incidents--including the appearance of a threatening creature called the Wikkeling--and are hopeful that an ancient bestiary can help solve these mysteries.
    The Roar

    The Roar - Emma Clayton

    In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals,  Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed, and continues to search for her in spite of the dangers he faces.
    Gregor the Overlander

    Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins

    When Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
    Raider's Ransom

    Raider's Ransom - Emily Diamand

     
    In 23rd-century Great Britain, where climate change has caused vast flooding, the piratical raiders kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter and Lilly Melkun, an English fishergirl, takes her seacat on a daring rescue attempt, with a mysterious talking jewel from a past computer age tucked in her belt as ransom.
    The City of Ember

    The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

    In the year 241, 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.
    Among the Hidden

    Among the Hidden - Margaret Peterson Haddix

    In a future where Population Police enforce a law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
    The Giver

    The Giver - Lois Lowry

    Jonas is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver, a man who holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth.
    The Unwanteds

    The Unwanteds - Lisa McMann

    In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
    Above World

    Above World - Jenn Reese

    In a future of genetic modification, the Coral Kampii live isolated from the Above World, but when the devices that allow them to breathe underwater start to fail, Aluna and her friend Hoku go to that forbidden place to find help.
    The True Meaning of Smekday

    The True Meaning of Smekday - Adam Rex

    When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her where she meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.
    The Boy at the End of the World

    The Boy at the End of the World - Greg van Eekhout

    Born half-grown in a world that is being destroyed, Fisher has instinctive knowledge of many things, including that he must avoid the robot that knows his name.
    Six Days

    Six Days - Philip Webb

    Cass and her brother Wilbur scavenge in the ruins of a future London seeking an artifact for their Russian masters, but the search takes on a new urgency after the arrival of Erin and Peyto, strangers from afar who claim to hold the key to locating the mysterious object.
    The Silenced

    The Silenced - James DeVita

    Consigned to a prison-like Youth Training Facility because of her parents' political activities, Marena organizes a resistance movement to combat the restrictive policies of the ruling Zero Tolerance party.
    The Sky Inside

    The Sky Inside - Clare Dunkle

    Martin lives in a "perfect world" under the protective dome of suburb HM1, where every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. And it's all about to come crashing down because a stranger has come to take away all the little children, including Martin's sister, Cassie, and no one wants to talk about where they have gone.