Looking for books from the teen collection similar to "The Hunger Games"? Here are some suggestions. Be sure to see the previous post for suggestions of books from the adult collection.
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. When Marcus and his friends are whisked away to a secret prison and interrogated for days in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, he realizes who his enemy is: the Department of Homeland Security.
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Matt longs to escape from the country called Opium and its lord, El Patron. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom because Matt is different from others in ways that he doesn't even suspect. National Book Award winner.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Conformists, conscientious objectors and rebels populate a future world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty.
The City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau. The great, underground city of Ember was designed as a last refuge for the human race. But when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, it’s up to two teens to decipher the fragments of an ancient parchment and find a way out of Ember.
Feed by M.T. Anderson. In this future world, television and computers are connected directly into people's brains when they are babies, resulting in a consumer society where kids are driven by fashion, shopping and a constant urge to buy.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. When brilliant Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is drafted to Battle School to learn to fight against aliens, what he thinks are just battle games carry some very real consequences.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. When Thomas wakes up with no memory of his past life, he finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade – a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every 30 days a new boy is delivered. When a girl arrives, she brings with her a shocking message.
Legend by Marie Lu. A trilogy set in a dystopian world rife with inequality and rebellion, with personal dynamics complicated by romance and betrayal.
Ashfall by Mike Mullin. The explosion of a supervolcano is followed by fire, power outages and blanketing ash - and a boy's search for his parents a hundred miles away.
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett. Willo has only known a world locked in an ice age. One day he returns home from trapping to find his family gone, stranding him alone in the frozen mountains.
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe. When Kaelyn’s island community is hit with a mysterious virus, her microbiologist father frantically works to diagnose the illness, and she tries to help her panicky neighbors.