Must Reads for The Hunger Games Fan Must Reads for The Hunger Games Fan

#HolidayGiftGuide: Must Reads for The Hunger Games Fan (Ages 12 & Up)

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Your kids have read the book. They saw the movie. What’s next? Why not keep them wanting more with the next book in the series, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a hit worldwide! The reading experts at Scholastic put together a list of “must-read YA picks” for “Catching Fire” fans that may be in Katniss-withdrawal until 2014’s “Mockingjay.”

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

  • It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. Based on a Celtic myth, two teens are swept up in a daring, dangerous race.

Inhuman By Kat Falls

  • In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts in exchange for her father’s life.

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

  • A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the lush tropics of a futuristic Brazil.

The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch

  • For the last several years, a civil war has raged between the Glorious Path—a militant religion based on the teachings of a former U.S. soldier—and what’s left of the U.S. government. The Glorious Path seeks complete control of the country, and those they capture are given the Choice: convert or be killed.

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

The Bar Code Prophecy by Suzanne Weyn

  • The first book in the Bar Code series, in which one girl struggles to escape the conformity of a dystopian world. Individuality vs. conformity. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.
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The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

  • Jeff Hirsch takes a gritty look at an uncomfortably realistic post-apocalyptic America. Part adventure, part suspense, part romance, The Eleventh Plague explores trust, friendship, survival, and hope in a stark, dystopian world.

Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

  • A fast-paced story set in a post-apocalyptic New York City scarred by epidemics, floods, droughts, and plagues.

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

  • A post-apocalyptic novel for teens set in the world of Philip Reeve’s acclaimed Mortal Engines series.

Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

Green Heart by Alice Hoffman

  • A twofold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only acclaimed author Alice Hoffman can.

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

  • World War III becomes an unstoppable reality in the action-packed first installment of the Tomorrow series, an international bestseller.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn

  • A terrifying realistic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn

Rootless by Chris Howard

  • A dazzling eco-thriller set in a terrifying world with some chilling similarities to our own.

Above by Leah Bobet

  • An extraordinary debut urban fantasy about the dangers that lurk in Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers.

Do you have a Hunger Games-style book, not on this list, that your child has enjoyed? if so please share!

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