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Brave new world : and, Brave new world revisited

Huxley, Aldous

Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2005

Contains the text of Huxley's prophetic work and includes his discussion about social problems and the human condition since its publication.

Delirium

Oliver, Lauren

Harper 2011

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.

Divergent

Roth, Veronica

Katherine Tegen Books 2012

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Elsewhere

Zevin, Gabrielle

Square Fish 2007

After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she must adjust to her new surroundings and figure out how to "live."

Enclave

Aguirre, Ann

Feiwel and Friends 2012

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.

Ender's game

Card, Orson Scott

Starscape 2002

Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

The golden compass

Pullman, Philip

Yearling 2007

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

The house of the scorpion

Farmer, Nancy

Simon Pulse 2004

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.

The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne

2009

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.

Incarceron

Fisher, Catherine

Firebird 2010

In Incarceron, a vast intelligent city-prison sealed off from the outside world and hidden from everybody except the Warden, two young people, Cynthia, the Warden's daughter who is trying to escape an arranged marriage, and Finn, a young prisoner who cannot remember his childhood, join forces to attempt to escape.

Kindred

Butler, Octavia E.

Beacon Press 2003

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.

Matched

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, Vandervoort, Irene, Dutton Books, Penguin Group

Dutton Books 2010

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?

The maze runner

Dashner, James

Ember 2011

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.

Prey : novel

Crichton, Michael

Harper Collins Publishers 2002

Deep in the remote Nevada desert, eight people are trapped inside of the Xymos Corporation by a rapidly evolving swarm of predatory molecules that have massed together to form a powerful and intelligent organism that is targeting its creators.

Ship breaker

Bacigalupi, Paolo

Little, Brown, and Co. 2010

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott, Rosamilia, Mike, Simon Pulse, Simon and Schuster, inc.

Simon Pulse 2011

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

Unwind

Shusterman, Neal

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2009

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.

When you reach me

Stead, Rebecca, Gartner, Kate, Wendy Lamb Books, Random House (Firm), Berryville Graphics

Wendy Lamb Books 2009

Overview: Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever . By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for an emergency is stolen. And then Miranda finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper: I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I must ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.

Wither

DeStefano, Lauren

Simon & Schuster BFYR 2011

After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.