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ACID

By: Emma Pass

"Jenna Strong is a futuristic Jason Bourne."--Justine MagazineFans of Matched and Divergent will be hooked by this fast-paced, nail-biting survival story, featuring an unforgettable heroine reminiscent...

The Eye of Minds (Mortality Doctrine, Book One)

By: James Dashner

From James Dashner, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, which includes The Maze Runner—now a #1 movie worldwide—and The Scorch Trials—soon to be a major...

Steelheart

By: Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy,...


Gated

By: Amy Christine Parker

A fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths.   Appearances can be deceiving.   Lyla Hamilton is a loyal member of the Community. Her family was...

The City of Ember Deluxe Edition

By: Jeanne DuPrau

Since 2003, readers of all ages have been captivated by Jeanne DuPrau's bestselling dystopian story about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it. Now new and old fans alike can celebrate...

Dualed

By: Elsie Chapman

The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their twin.Two of you exist. Only one will survive.West...


Mystic City

By: Theo Lawrence

For fans of Matched, The Hunger Games, X-Men, and Blade Runner comes a tale of a magical city divided, a political rebellion ignited, and a love that was meant to last forever. Book One of the Mystic...

Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their...

The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau
adapted by Dallas Middaugh; art by: Niklas Asker

In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians—whole communities—discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau's story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out....


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The Here and Now Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the...

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Sky Jumpers Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Peggy Eddleman

Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . .
 
“Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s...

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Sky Jumpers Book Talk

By: Peggy Eddleman

BOOK TALK
Everyone in Hope’s village is good at inventing. They need to be good at it since the bombs destroyed everything 40 years earlier.  Unfortunately, Hope is not good at inventing; in fact...


Steelheart Book Talk

By: Brandon Sanderson

BOOK TALK
David was just a young boy on that fateful day ten years ago when the world changed. When Epics, with their super-human powers, began to use those powers to rule. And one Epic named Steelheart...

Of Beast and Beauty

By: Stacey Jay

BOOK TALK
This fairy tale for modern teens begins with the blind Princess Isra of the Smooth Skins.  Her fate, to be sacrificed, promises to keep the city of Yuan prosperous.  Gem, her captured...

A Matter of Days

By: Amber Kizer

BOOK TALK
In just 56 days, the BluStar plague has decimated the population of the world. Nadia and her little brother Rabbit are two of the few people who have survived, thanks to a secret vaccination...


Dualed

By: Elsie Chapman

BOOK TALK
Murder.  It is the only way to survive in the city of Kersh.  Only those who kill their “Alts," the one who looks just like you, can live to have a life as a “Complete." West Grayer...

Mystic City

By: Theo Lawrence

BOOK TALK
Aria Rose belongs to a politically-famous family and finds herself engaged to the son of a rival political family.  Unfortunately, she has no memory of him or the many secret meetings they...

Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

BOOK TALK
After her father’s death in New Zealand, Freya, her mom and sister move to Canada where everything is different.  Freya cannot get enough sleep, food, or TV.  The new kid at school,...


The Kill Order (Maze Runner Prequel)

By: James Dashner

BOOK TALK
Who suspected that there were men and woman evil enough to destroy civilization and mankind by infecting a mass of people with a highly contagious mutating disease that causes rage and lunacy?...

The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

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BOOK TALK
In this post-apocalyptic version of our world, only the animals are left to tell the stories of their lives--including Casseomae, the bear.  Her life is full of fear.  The wolves rule...

The Deserter

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BOOK TALK
Stopmouth sets off towards the Roof to try to save his people.  His love, Indrani,  promised to return to help his tribe, but she has not.  His people need Indrani’s Roof magic to save...