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What to read while you're waiting for The Giver

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    Ain't that the kicks?  This great movie comes out, The Giver, and now no one can get their hands on a copy of the classic book.  Patience, dear ones~ here is a list of reads that have all the best of The Giver, with none of the wait. 


Airborn Cover
Kenneth Oppel
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface
YA FIC Opp
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Among the hidden Cover
Margaret Peterson 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
J FIC Had
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Crewel : a novel Cover
Gennifer Albin
Gifted with the unusual ability to embroider the very fabric of life, sixteen-year-old Adelice is summoned by Manipulation Services to become a Spinster, a move that will separate her from her beloved family and home forever
YA FIC Alb
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Dark life Cover
Kat Falls
When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat
J FIC Fal
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Delirium Cover
Lauren Oliver
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love
YA FIC Oli
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Hidden talents Cover
David Lubar
When thirteen-year-old Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself
YA FIC Lub
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Hungry Cover
Heather Swain
In Thalia's world there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. But when she meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that the meds are not working
YA FIC Swa
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Incarceron Cover
Catherine 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
YA FIC Fis
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Life as we knew it Cover
Susan Beth 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
YA FIC Pfe
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Matched Cover
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
YA FIC Con
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Nil Cover
Nil
Lynne Matson
Transported through a "gate" to the mysterious island of Nil, seventeen-year-old Charley has 365 days to escape--or she will die
YA FIC Mat
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Plus one Cover
Elizabeth Fama
In an alternate United States where Day and Night populations are forced to lead separate--but not equal--lives, a desperate Night girl falls for a seemingly privileged Day boy and places them both in danger as she gets caught up in the beginnings of a resistance movement
YA FIC Fam
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The city of Ember Cover
Jeanne 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
J FIC DuP
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The house of the scorpion Cover
Nancy Farmer
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States
YA FIC Far
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The Line Cover
Teri Hall
Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but when Rachel has an opportunity to cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued
J FIC Hal
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The maze runner Cover
James 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
YA FIC Das
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The one safe place Cover
Tania Unsworth
In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family, but Devin discovers the home's horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children
J FIC Uns
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The unnameables Cover
Ellen Booraem
On an island in whose strict society only useful objects are named and the unnamed are ignored or forbidden, thirteen-year-old Medford encounters an unusual and powerful creature, half-man, half-goat, and together they attempt to bring some changes to the community
J FIC Boo
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Truesight Cover
David Stahler
In a distant frontier world, thirteen-year-old Jacob is uncertain of his future in a community that considers blindness a virtue and "Seers" as aberrations
YA SF Sta
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Unwind Cover
Neal Shusterman
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives
YA FIC Shu
Book
Aug 20, 2014
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Kenneth Oppel
YA FIC Opp
Nil
Lynne Matson
YA FIC Mat
Margaret Peterson Haddix
J FIC Had
Elizabeth Fama
YA FIC Fam
Gennifer Albin
YA FIC Alb
Jeanne DuPrau
J FIC DuP
Kat Falls
J FIC Fal
Nancy Farmer
YA FIC Far
Lauren Oliver
YA FIC Oli
Teri Hall
J FIC Hal
David Lubar
YA FIC Lub
James Dashner
YA FIC Das
Heather Swain
YA FIC Swa
Tania Unsworth
J FIC Uns
Catherine Fisher
YA FIC Fis
Ellen Booraem
J FIC Boo
Susan Beth Pfeffer
YA FIC Pfe
David Stahler
YA SF Sta
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
YA FIC Con
Neal Shusterman
YA FIC Shu