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Great Reads for Teens - If You Liked "Divergent"

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All books shelved in the Teen Corner, alphabetically by author’s last name.

by Ann Aguire
After training to become a Huntress and being partnered with a mysterious Hunter named Fade, Deuce, who has only lived underground, is exiled topside with Fade, where they must survive the gangs who live among the city ruins.

by M.T. Anderson
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.

Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi
A tale set in a Gulf Coast shanty town 100 years in the future finds teen Nailer dreaming of a better life on the sea before discovering a beached clipper ship and lone survivor.

Ender’s Game
by Orson Scott Card
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

by Aimee Carter
Escaping a life of marginalization and misery, Kitty Doe joins the most powerful family in the country, a choice that requires her to assume the identity of the Prime Minister's niece and stop a rebellion that ended her predecessor's life.

by Kristin Cashore
Having the ability to kill a man with her bare hands since she was a young girl, Katsa, a Graceling, has been forced to do the king's dirty work for years in order to live in his kingdom, but things change when she falls in love with Prince Po and secrets about her powers are revealed.
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The Selection
by Kiera Cass
America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.
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The Elite
The One
The Heir

The Testing
by Joelle Charbonneau
Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.
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Independent Study
Graduation Day

Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting young people against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
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Catching Fire

by Allyson Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate--until Ky Markham's face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black.

After the Snow
by S.D. Crockett
Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen and an abandoned girl as he searches for his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.

The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas awakes 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.
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The Scorch Trials
The Death Cure

by Catherine Fisher
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

by Catherine Fisher
After his escape from Incarceron, Finn must fight another for his right to the throne while trying to free his imprisoned friends Keiro and Attia and stop Incarceron's quest to be free of its own nature.

Girl in the Arena
by Lise Haines
Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.

Grave Mercy
by Robin LaFevers
In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.

by Lauren Oliver
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable life, until 95 days before her 18th birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.
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by Marie Lu
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, 15-year-old Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
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by Lissa Price
In a post-apocalyptic world decimated by a viral outbreak where desperate surviving teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to experience youth again, 16-year-old orphan Callie rents out her body only to discover that her renter is planning to commit a murder.

How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
Soon after 15-year-old Daisy arrives at her aunt's farm in England her aunt leaves on business, leaving Daisy with cousins she's never met--the next day when London is attacked, the farm becomes more isolated with no adults in charge, and yet the cousins' bond grows into something extraordinary.

by Dan Wells
In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a manmade race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training.

by Scott Westerfield
Just before their 16th birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
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