Book Reviews

The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
The Selection, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining futuristic take on reality TV dating shows.
By Kiera Cass
(2012)
Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
Legend, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.
By Marie Lu
(2011)
The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
Divergent, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
Matched Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)
Mockingjay: The Hunger Games, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
The Maze Runner: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
By James Dashner
(2009)
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)
Watchmen Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(1995)
The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
Little Brother Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
The True Meaning of Smekday Book Poster Image
age 9+
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)

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