Readalikes for Younger Fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Arntson, S.
Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants
CHILDREN FICTION Christopher, J.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Clayton, E.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Collins, S.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Diamand, E.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION DuPrau, J.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Haddix, M.
Jonas is singled out by the
Community to be trained by The Giver, a man who
memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the
CHILDREN FICTION Lowry, L.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION McMann, L.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Reese, J.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Rex, A.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION van Eekhout, G.
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.
CHILDREN FICTION Webb, P.
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.
TEEN FICTION DeVita, J.
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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.
TEEN FICTION Dunkle, C.