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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.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Call Number: FIC Das
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.
Everland by Wendy Spinale
Call Number: FIC Spi
London is a ruin, destroyed by German bombs, ravaged by the Horologia virus, and ruled by the ruthless Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer, whose Marauders search for and seize the children who are immune to the virus in the hope that their blood will produce a cure--their latest victim is sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling's younger sister and Gwen will do anything to get her back, even join up with Pete and his gang of Lost Boys living in a city hidden underground.
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Call Number: FIC Wig
When a vaccine to save endangered bees causes their sting to turn children into ferocious killer beasts, the uninfected build a wall to keep the beasts out, but Fiona wakes up on the wrong side of the wall.
Horizon by Scott Westerfeld
Call Number: FIC Wes
When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds. The other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle.
Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
Call Number: FIC DeS
Sixteen-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives in Internment, a floating city utopia. But when a murder occurs, everything she knows starts to unravel.
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Call Number: FIC Had
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Call Number: FIC Wes
Tally is faced with a difficult choice when her new friend Shay decides to risk life on the outside rather than submit to the forced operation that turns sixteen year old girls into gorgeous beauties, and realizes that there is a whole new side to the pretty world that she doesn't like.
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
Call Number: FIC Fle
When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back.
In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts-an arm, a leg, an eye-Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she's the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society's good ... but how can Nell live up to her father's revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin's hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology?
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Call Number: FIC Ire
Jane was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few. She attends a combat school to learn to put down the dead and finds herself in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody
Call Number: FIC Foo
Every generation, seven families select a champion to compete in a tournament to the death for control of high magick--the most powerful resource in the world--but this year, a salacious tell-all book draws reporters, tourists, and government agents to Ilvernath to watch the bloody curse unfold and some of the champions are determined to thwart their destinies and rewrite their stories
Dry by Neal Shusterman
Call Number: FIC Shu
A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
Call Number: FIC Tay
Stranded on a deserted island with a boy they barely know, sisters Emma and Henri have to find a way to survive together, even after a betrayal back home ruined their relationship.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Call Number: FIC Rot
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 anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Call Number: FIC Oli
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.
Legend by Marie Lu
Call Number: FIC Lu
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.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Call Number: FIC Bra
Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.
Winston Smith, a worker at the Ministry of Truth in the future political entity of Oceania, puts his life on the line when he joins a covert brotherhood in rebelling against the Party that controls all human thought and action.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Call Number: FIC Bra
After learning that books are a vital part of a culture he never knew, a book-burning official in a future fascist state clandestinely pursues reading until he is betrayed.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Call Number: FIC Atw
Set in the near future, America has become a puritanical theocracy and Offred tells her story as a Handmaid under the new social order.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Call Number: FIC Gol
After a plane crash strands them on a tropical island while the rest of the world is ravaged by war, a group of British schoolboys attempts to form a civilized society but descends into brutal anarchy.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Call Number: FIC Hux
A satirical novel about the Utopia of the future, when babies are decanted from bottles and the great Ford is worshipped.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Call Number: FIC Low
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.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Call Number: FIC Car
Young Ender Wiggin may prove to be the military genius Earth needs to fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race that will determine the future of the human race.
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Call Number: FIC Ran
In a future world, only one man dares to think, strive, and love as an individual in the midst of a paralyzing collective humanity.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Call Number: FIC Col
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.
Postapocalyptic/dystopian fiction features stories about the future that explore extreme societal change.
A dystopia is an anti-utopia. In an attempt to create the perfect society based on a particular ideology, people's individual freedoms become suppressed, which is why tyrannical, "big-brother" government is an often-encountered trope in the subgenre.
Postapocalyptic fiction, on the other hand, usually portrays the aftermath of an event of cataclysmic proportions in which society as we know it ceases to exist.