Dystopias

Microchips under your skin. Thought police. Polluted megalopolises. Welcome to 1984!
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Feed
M.T. Anderson (YA ANDERSON)
With the Internet and television being piped into your brain at all times, they’ve got you under careful control.
(Grade 9+)
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The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood (YA ATWOOD)
In the near future where the United States used to stand, fertile women are strictly controlled and separated into social castes. (Grade 9+)
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Red Queen [Series] [Has a Prequel]
Victoria Aveyard (YA AVEYARD)
Mare, a thief in a world divided between commoners and superhumans, is forced to assume the role of lost princess before risking everything to help a growing rebellion. (Grade 9+)
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The Darkest Minds [Trilogy]
Alexandra Bracken (YA BRACKEN)
Sixteen-year-old Ruby survived a virus that killed many and was left with unexplainable powers. (Grade 9+)
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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury (YA BRADBURY)
Books are not read, they’re burned. Firemen don’t put out fires, they set them. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. (Grade 8+)
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Ink
Alice Broadway (YA BROADWAY)
Leora can’t run from the truths that are inked on her and her families bodies. (Grades 6-8)

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Ready Player One
Ernest Cline (YA CLINE)
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century virtual utopia to escape a real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator. (Grade 8+)
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Matched [Trilogy]
Ally Condie (YA CONDIE)
Choice is dangerous, so Society will make every possible life decision for you. Job. Marriage. Food. Unfortunately for them, Cassia thinks differently.  (Grade 7+)
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The Maze Runner [Trilogy]
James Dashner (YA DASHNER)
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. (Grades 6-10)
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The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline (YA DIMALINE)
Very few people can still have dreams in this chaotic future. Those who can are on the run from an uncertain fate. (Grades 8-11)

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The Jewel [Trilogy]
Amy Ewing (YA EWING)
The Lone City Trilogy. Violet, a poor girl from the outer city, finds forbidden romance and uncovers secrets when she is purchased as a surrogate mother for royal children. (Grade 9+)
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Incarceron [Has a Sequel]
Catherine Fisher (YA FISHER)
Flinn has lived his entire life inside the gigantic prison known as ‘Incarceron.’ Escape seems impossible...until he meets Claudia, who is trapped in the 17th century. (Grade 8+)
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The Gender Game [Series]
Bella Forrest (YA FORREST)
Women rule the East. Men rule the West. The only way Violet can save her life is to enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit. (Grade 8+)

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Gone [Series]
Michael Grant (YA GRANT)
Everyone over the age of 14 vanishes, and those who remain are forced to fend for themselves. (Grade 8+)
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Light Years
Emily Ziff Griffin (YA GRIFFIN)
Brilliant Luisa seeks to find a cure for the virus infecting her father and the world. (Grade 10+)

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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley (YA HUXLEY)
Human beings are made on assembly lines and lobotomized with cheap entertainment. Depressed yet? Take a Soma Holiday! (Grade 8+) 
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Attack on Titan [Graphic Novel Series]
Hajime Isayama (YA GN ATTACK)
In the walled enclave where the remnants of humanity shelter from the Titans, giant creatures who have taken over the rest of the world, Eren and Mikasa join the fight. (Grade 10+)
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Yellow Locust
Justin Joschko (YA JOSCHKO)
The tale of siblings, Selena and Simon, who are on a journey across a ravaged America. Selena and Simon traverse this desolate landscape with few resources, harboring a data stick, which contains secrets their parents died for.
(Grade 10+)

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The Giver [Series]
Lois Lowry (YA LOWRY)
How can a world with no poverty, crime or sickness be such a nightmare? (Grades 6-9) 
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The Young Elites [Trilogy]
Marie Lu (YA LU)
Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities. (Grade 8+)
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Shatter Me [Series]
Tahereh Mafi (YA MAFI)
Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, 17-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment. (Grade 9+)
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Renegades [Series]
Marissa Meyer (YA MEYER)
The Renegades are a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.
(Grade 7+)

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The 100 [Trilogy]
Kass Morgan (YA MORGAN)
When 100 juvenile delinquents are sent on a mission to recolonize Earth, they get a second chance at freedom, friendship, and love as they fight to survive in a dangerous new world. (Grade 9+)
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The Knife of Never Letting Go [Trilogy]
Patrick Ness (YA NESS)
Chaos Walking Trilogy. Women have been wiped out and no thoughts are private—everyone can hear them. Always. Will young Todd make it once he’s run out of town? (Grade 9+)
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Replica [Has Sequel]
Lauren Oliver (YA OLIVER)
In a book that invites readers to start at either end or alternate between perspectives, Lyra and Gemma uncover secrets about the bioresearch facility that connects them. (Grade 8+)

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1984
George Orwell (YA ORWELL)
Big Brother sees and hears everything, and your only loyalty is to the party. Love and language are distant memories. (Grade 9+)
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Live In Infamy
Caroline Tung Richmond (YA RICHMOND)
80 years ago World War II was lost to the Nazis and Imperial Japan. Now the revolution has begun. (Grades 6-8)

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This Savage Song [Series]
Victoria Schwab (YA SCHWAB)
Monsters of Verity series. As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met. (Grades 9-12)

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Scythe [Has a Sequel] 
Neal Shusterman (YA SHUSTERMAN)
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Two teens must compete to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. (Grades 8-12)

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Orleans
Sherri Smith (YA SMITH)
Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever. (Grades 8-12)

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Spill Zone [Graphic Novel Series]
Scott Westerfeld (YA SPILL ZONE)
Three years after "something strange" happened in Poughkeepsie, the "Spill Zone" is still cordoned off. Addie, who regularly and illegally rides through it on her motorcycle, is offered a million dollars to retrieve a single item from the Spill Zone. (Grade 10+)

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Uglies [Series]
Scott Westerfeld (YA WESTERFELD)
Everyone in Tally’s world gets to be supermodel-gorgeous. What could possibly be wrong in a society like that? (Grade 9+)