Science Fiction. Let’s be honest. It isn’t the most popular genre on book shelves, though it recently received attention from the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Though the Hunger Games was a brilliant trilogy, there are a lot of sci-fi books that deserve just as much attention but remain unknown. Here’s my list of incredible teen sci-fi books that you probably don’t know.
Feed by M.T. Anderson
This book made me fall in love with sci-fi. Before I read it, I didn’t have that much respect for the genre but now… This carefully woven cautionary tale depicts a future not far off from today — a time we are fast approaching. Every word is carefully selected and the scenario (I’ll warn you now) is pretty scary & heart-breaking, but overall will make you think much harder about everything.
The Diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington
Weaving the tale of a futuristic holocaust, Adlington tells the story of a seemingly ordinary teen during dark times. It starts out kind of slow and “so-what?” like, but Adlington lures you in with a great twist and you are forced to keep reading until you reach the very end. If you like it or you want to know what happens afterwards, read the sequel, Cherry Heaven for an equally good book.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
The puzzle pieces on the cover serve this story well as Jenna struggles to piece together her past and identity after a horrible accident. This book asks the reader probing questions about medical ethics and right and wrong. You won’t walk away from this one unscathed, for there is one big question you have to ask yourself: how far would you go to save someone you love?
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Fantastic! I just read it and it really makes you think about where we’d be if the moon was ever so slightly closer to Earth. You will really appreciate life as you know it and think about all the things you take for granted.
Review by Maddie, age 14