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Diverse Dystopias

    Above World

    Above World - Jenn Reese

    Overcrowding has led humans to adapt so that they can live under the ocean or on mountains.
    The Boy at the End of the World

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

    The last boy on earth teams up with an overprotective broken robot to survive.
    Ship Breaker

    Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi

    Set on a hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, Nailer, a scavenger, finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, and must decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
    Naughts & Crosses

    Naughts & Crosses - Malorie Blackman

    In a world where the pale-skinned Naughts are discriminated against by the dark-skinned Crosses, teenagers Callum and Sephy test whether their love is strong enough to survive their society's racism.
    Killer of Enemies

    Killer of Enemies - Joseph Bruchac

    In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage.
    Diverse Energies

    Diverse Energies - TEEN FICTION Diverse

    An anthology of dystopian stories featuring diverse main characters. Contributing authors include Paolo Bacigalupi, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
    For the Win

    For the Win - Cory Doctorow

    A group of teens from around the world find themselves drawn into an online revolution to challenge the status quo and change the world using their virtual connections.
    The House of the Scorpion

    The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer

    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.
    Black Hole Sun

    Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill

    On a terraformed Mars, Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a band of marauders.
    The Immortal Rules

    The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa

    Allison joins a band of humans who are seeking a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.
    Shadows Cast by Stars

    Shadows Cast by Stars - Catherine Knutsson

    To escape a government that needs aboriginal blood to stop a plague, Cassandra flees to the Island where she gets help in communicating with the spirit world.

    Proxy - Alex London

    Privileged Syd and and his proxy, Knox, are thrown together to overthrow the system.

    Legend - Marie Lu

    In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, Day, a famous criminal, and  June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
    Rot & Ruin

    Rot & Ruin - Jonathan Maberry

    In a post-apocalyptic world where zombies have overtaken civilization, Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
    On a Clear Day

    On a Clear Day - Walter Dean Myers

    In 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the world in hopes of stopping C8, the companies that control nearly everything for their own benefit.

    Tankborn - Karen Sandler

    This science fiction dystopia is set on the planet Loka, where a strict caste system separates trueborns from Genetically Engineered Non-humans.
    The Comet's Curse

    The Comet's Curse - Dom Testa

    In this post-apocalyptic series, a crew of teens must colonize a distant planet when a virus infects all those on Earth who are over 18.

    Extras - Scott Westerfeld

    The fourth installment in Westerfeld’s “Uglies” series takes place in what was once Japan.
    What's Left of Me

    What's Left of Me - Kat Zhang

    Addie and Eva are two sisters born into the same body, and although Eva's soul was supposed to fade away, she still lingers beside Addie's dominant soul, until they meet someone who can change everything for the pair.
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