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If you like The Hunger Games, give these titles a try

by Emma R | Jun 15, 2016

In a dystopian future, Katniss stuns everyone when she volunteers to take her sister's place in the brutal Hunger Games.  As the story progresses, she will have to choose between fighting for herself or fighting for others.  The one is encouraged . . . and the other is not.

If you liked The Hunger Games, check out some more titles on taking—or not taking—a stand. You probably know the new titles in the business, so we thought we’d give you some of the older, classic dystopias! Don’t be afraid to take your own stand and share your recommendations/thoughts in the comments!

 1984 by George Orwell. Big Brother never stops watching you in Orwell’s dystopian vision of the world in the year 1984. When you remember that 2 + 2 actually equals 4—along with a score of other things—instead of whatever Big Brother tells you to think, you’re going to run into trouble. Winston faces just that problem, and will have to face the consequences of wanting to think of things his way…instead of Big Brother’s
 Animal Farm

Animal Farm by George Orwell. In another of Orwell’s dystopian visions, the animals of Mr. Jones’s farm have decided to revolt. But they aren’t in favor of anarchy. Instead they create their own political system, with their own political hierarchy, and they find themselves in rather the same place as they had been before.

 Lord of the Flies
 Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Golding’s depiction of a society without limits talks about a lot more than just no limits. When several boys find themselves on an island where there are absolutely no adults…and absolutely no rules…the world has a lot of potential. But when the inevitable fun and games are over, and human nature butts in, suddenly the situation doesn’t sound so pleasant. 
 Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury shows readers a world where books are off limits for anything other than government sanctioned reasons…a world where a job exists whose sole duty is to burn every other book. But governments don’t change just because a man paid to burn books starts questioning his job. When Guy Montag stops burning books and starts keeping them, he’ll have to flee the government…

 The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry. A world in black in white isn’t a bad deal for a world with no pain, no suffering, and no death. However, someone has to be in charge of making that world possible, and when the job falls to Jonas, he realizes that the world he’s lived in has only been maintained by hard—and sometimes horrifying—choices.

Emma did a complete 180 late in high school, abandoning dreams of a degree in Music Performance to pursue a degree in English Literature. She finished her B.A. in December 2015, and now she’s working on her MLS while working in Material Support Services. When she’s not working at the library or on her degree, she spends time with her parents, her siblings, her boyfriend, and her two cats.

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