Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Read Alike: The Hunger Games

So you've just finished the Hunger Games trilogy, and now you're ravenous for something similar? Well, you're in luck, because here at the Paris Public Library we've compiled a list of read-alikes. But beware, you are in for a trip into a dark future.

M. T. Anderson
A normal trip to the moon turns epic when Titus realizes that he doesn't have to live with the head implant that controls everyone he knows, except the mysterious Violet. 

Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalup
Scavenging metal from ships is dangerous, but the girl in the wreck may bring more trouble.
Beauty Queens
Libba Bray
Stranded on a desert island, 13 beauty queens fight each other, nature and evil forces . . . and prepare for the pageant.

The Supernaturalist
Eoin Colfer
Cosmo, sick of being a guinea pig, busts out of his orphanage and meets up with a gang who are killing the Parasites that are invisible to most people. But are the Parasites the real enemy? 

Ally Condie
Cassie is thrilled that The Society has paired her up with her best friend Xander, but worries when her neighbor's face shows up on her match disk. The story continues in "Crossed." 

The Maze Runner
James Dasher
Thomas appears in the Maze with no memory and has to fight both the other guys there and the Gladers. But what are they to make of the first girl to show up and her mysterious message? Continue with "The Scorch Trials" and "The Death Cure." 

Lauren DeStefano
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. Continue with "Fever." 

Little Brother
Cory Doctorow  
High school hacker Marcus turns his free gaming system into X-net to fight the excesses of Homeland Security after the bombing of the Bay Bridge.

City of Ember
Jeanne DuPrau  
In the city of Ember, 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.

The House of the Scorpion
Nancy Farmer
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El PatrĂ³n, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Catherine Fisher
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Marie Lu
Are Day and June are on opposite sides, or do they have a common enemy? 

Life as We Knew it
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Miranda's journal describes how her family and town comes together and fall apart when the moon falls out of orbit and life as she knew it ends. 

Mortal Engines
Philip Reeve
In a world where cities can move and take over smaller towns, Tom is betrayed and exiled to the Out-Country.

 Across the Universe
Beth Revis
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.  Continue with "A Million Suns."

Veronica Roth
Everyone only has five choices for identity, but Beatrice doesn't fit into any one group. Could her society be wrong all along? 

Scott Westerfeld
Tally thinks that becoming Pretty forever is a good idea, until she leaves the city and finds people who are fighting the system. Can she do it without betraying her friends?

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