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Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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Catching Fire: The Hunger Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
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Leviathan Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
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Slated: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling story of teen's struggle against government.
By Teri Terry
(2013)
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The Klaatu Terminus: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
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Calamity: The Reckoners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Explosive finale for action-packed superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2016)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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Thunderhead: Arc of a Scythe, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi chiller ups the action, twists in fast-paced sequel.
By Neal Shusterman
(2018)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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Many Waters Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
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Life as We Knew It Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
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Stuck on Earth Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
By David Klass
(2010)
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Mockingjay: The Hunger Games, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
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Behemoth: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2010)
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I Am Number Four Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
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Specials: Uglies Quartet, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular sci-fi series bounces back with action, depth.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Extras: Uglies Quartet, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
A great way to discuss fame and tech obsessions with teens.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2007)
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