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Booklists are available in the Youth Services Department.

Many titles are available as electronic downloads in audio or eBook format.  Ask at the Youth Desk for assistance or more information.

Cherry Heaven (YA ADL)

by L.J. Adlington

Kat and Tanka J leave a war-torn city, move with their adoptive parents to the New Frontier, and are soon settled into a home called Cherry Heaven, but Luka, an escaped factory worker, confirms their suspicion that New Frontier is not the utopia it seems to be.

Spacer and Rat  (YA BEC)

by Margaret Bechard

Jack’s predictable existence on Freedom space station is transformed when Kit, the Earthie rat, enters his life and enlists him and a sensitive robot in an effort to outwit the Company.

Ender’s Game (YA CAR, SF CAR)

by Orson Scott Card (1st in series)

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer-simulated war games at the Battle School; in fact, he is engaged in something far more desperate.

The Supernaturalist (YA COL, YA CD COL)  

by Eoin Colfer

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

The Hunger Games (YA COL, YA CD COL)

by Suzanne Collins (1st in series)

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’ skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

Singing the Dogstar Blues (YA GOO)

by Alison Goodman

In a future Australia, the saucy eighteen-year-old daughter of a famous newscaster and a sperm donor teams up with a hermaphrodite from the planet Choria in a time-travel adventure that may significantly change both of their lives.

New World Order (YA JEA)

by Ben Jeapes

Having ended England’s Civil War between the Roundheads and the Royalists in 1645, the Overlord of the Holekhor, a race from another world, and his half-English son question the decision to colonize the island and convert their beloved English to a faith characterized by witches and myriad gods.

Epic (YA KOS)

by Conor Kostick

On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik persuades his friends to aid him in some unusual maneuvers in order to save Erik’s father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.

The Secret Under My Skin (YA MCN)

by Janet McNaughton

In the year 2368, humans exist under dire environmental conditions and one young woman, rescued from a work camp and chosen for a special duty, uses her love of learning to discover the truth about the planet’s future and her own dark past.

The Knife of Never Letting Go (YA NES)

by Patrick Ness (1st in series)

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about the colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

Adoration of Jenna Fox (YA PEA)

by Mary Pearson

In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

Life As We Knew It (YA PFE, YA CD PFE)

by Susan Beth Pfeffer (1st in series)

Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family’s struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Unwind (YA SHU)

by Neal Shusterman

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives “unwound” and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs—and, perhaps, save their own lives.