Saturday, April 28, 2012

Survival Tales

The World of the Hunger Games
Movie Companion (Book)
Hunger Games Readalikes
If you have read your way through Suzanne Collins' mega-hit trilogy, seen the big screen film, and listened to the movie soundtrack, you might be asking yourself "What's next?"

Here's a short list of reading suggestions recently offered over the front desk.  All are futuristic novels about survival in a too-harsh world.  Read 'em with your kids...

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Also try the prequel, Fire.

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
In order: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure.

Trash by Andy Mulligan
A 2013 Teen Nutmeg Book Nominee.

Books of Ember Series by Jeanne DuPrau
In order : City of Ember (also a movie), The People of SparksThe Prophet of Yonwood, The Diamond of Darkhold.

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
The sequel is Sapphique; the author also writes the Relic Master series.

Nation by Terry Pratchett
A stellar young adult book about the aftermath of a tsunami, from an adult fiction favorite.

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
If there is a sequel or a book-to-film on the way, Farmer isn't saying.

Dark Life and Rip Tide by Kat Falls
Find conflict and adventure in an underwater world that isn't always pretty.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
A Teen Nutmeg Book Nominee and dah, dah, dah... the 2011 winner!

Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
In order : The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and The Answer, Monsters of Men.