The Hunger Games

You’ve read The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Now what? You could read them again (for the fifteenth time), but we have a better idea. Try one of these books or series that have a similar character, setting or plot to The Hunger Games trilogy.

For Teens and Adults

The Long Walk
Bachman
       Finally available in a single volume edition under Stephen King’s name! In the near future, a young boy has been one of 100 selected to take the Long Walk–a deadly contest of endurance and determination, in which each step can literally be your last. Follow the contestants’ tortured footsteps as they struggle with each other, and themselves, to survive the race.

 Pure
Baggott
      In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a “Pure” dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

 Ready Player One
Cline
      Imagine if Willie Wonka had been a video-game designer. Now imagine a world in which most people spend their time as avatars in a virtual reality. The founder of this virtual reality leaves his fortune to the first to win a contest, comprised of puzzles and tasks based on 1980s popular culture. Three teens compete to win against an evil conglomerate.

 Enders Game
Card
     Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

 The Road
McCarthy
      In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.

 Feed
TF 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
TF Bagigalupi
      In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

 Beauty Queens
TF Bray
      When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

 Graceling
TF Cashore
      In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

 Maze Runner
TF Dashner
      Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up 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.

 Little Brother
TF Doctorow
      After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

 Incarceron
TF 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.

 Dreamhunter
TF Knox
      In a world where select people can enter “The Place” and find dreams of every kind to share with others for a fee, a fifteen-year-old girl is training to be a dreamhunter when her father disappears, leaving her to carry on his mysterious mission.

 Knife of Never Letting Go
TF Ness
      Todd and Viola are pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron as they set out across New World, searching for answers about their colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing settlers from Old World.

 Adoration of Jenna Fox
TF 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
TF Pfeffer
      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.

 Divergent
TF Roth
      In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

 Forest of Hands and Teeth
TF Ryan
      Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

 Uglies
TF Westerfeld
      Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will 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.

 Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
791.4372 E
      From the screenwriting process, casting decisions, and sets and costumes to the actors’ performances and directors’ vision, fans can go behind the scenes of “The Hunger Games” movie with this companion to the film.

 The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series
TF Gresh
      “For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can’t get enough, this companion guide to the wildly popular Hunger Games series is a must-read and a terrific gift–especially with the film version hitting theaters in March 2012. Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion, the book takes fans deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins.

 The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
641.5 B
      Presents recipes inspired by the Hunger Games novel trilogy, including such dishes as lamb stew, roasted parsnips, and dark chocolate cake.

 The Hunger Games Tribute Guide
791.4372 S
      Based on The Hunger Games film, based on the book by Suzanne Collins.

 The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
813.6 G

 

For the younger crowd
Can’t wait to read The Hunger Games, but aren’t quite old enough? Here are a few books to tide you over until you get there.

 House of Power
J Carman
      Edgar, an eleven-year-old orphan, finds a book that reveals significant secrets about Atherton, the strictly divided world on which he lives, even as geological changes threaten to shift the power structure that allows an elite few to live off the labor of others.

 Gregor the Overlander
J Collins
      Read Suzanne Collins’ other series! When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

 City of Ember
TF DuPrau
      In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

 Among the Hidden
J Haddix
      In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that the government is wrong.

 Found
J Haddix
      When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

 The Giver
JF Lowry
      Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

 Airborn
J Oppel
      Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt’s always wanted; convinced he’s lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist’s granddaughter that he realizes that the man’s ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.

 The Golden Compass
J Pullman
      Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

 

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