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The Giver (Apr 1993) By: Lowry, Lois 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. Series: Giver quartet, 1 YA/Lowry
1984 (Jan 1984) By: George Orwell Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.
Brave New World (Jan 1932) By: Huxley, Aldous Cloning, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media--has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity. YA/Huxley Fiction/Huxley
Pretties (Nov 2005) By: Westerfeld, Scott Finally surgically transformed into a "pretty," sixteen-year-old, Tally, now gorgeous and programmed to think only happy thoughts, is plagued by tangled memories of living in the Smoke, a rebel colony of "ugly" runaways hiding from the Special Circumstances authorities. Trilogy YA/Westerfeld
Feed (Oct 2002) By: Anderson, M. T. In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble. YA/Anderson
The Great Glass Sea (Jul 2014) By: Weil, Josh Two twins, inseparable since childhood, find themselves on opposite sides of opposing ideologies in a dystopian world where they labor together in a sea of glass lit by space mirrors that keep the citizens of Petroplavilsk in perpetual daylight.
Delirium (Feb 2011) By: Oliver, Lauren 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, when she falls in love. YA/Oliver Series: Delirium trilogy, 1
Blood Red Road (Jun 2011) By: Young, Moira In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape. Series: Dustlands trilogy, 1 YA/Moira
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Sep 2008) By: Ness, Patrick Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World. YA/Ness Series: Chaos walking, 1
The City of Ember (May 2003) By: DuPrau, Jeanne In the year 241, twelve-year-old 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. Series: Books of Ember, 1 YA/Duprau J/Duprau
Legend (Nov 2011) By: Lu, Marie In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. Series: Legend, 1 YA/Lu
Gone (Jul 2008) By: Grant, Michael 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. Series: Gone novels, 1 YA/Grant
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