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You've read The Hunger Games - twice. Now what?

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games"

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Katniss madness is in full effect – but what should teens read now that they've finished The Hunger Games? Here are some reader suggestions on great reads for young adults.

I highly recommend Tamora Pierce's Tortall series. There are five series in total, most are four books long. The first is called Song of the Lioness, book one is called Alanna: The First Adventure. That series is about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to become a knight. All the books are well-written adventures, empowering and fun – I read them all as a teen and still reread them occasionally. – Catie Can

The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, by James A. Owen, tells the story of young men in England around the time of the First World War. They discover another world that is a reflection of their own, where all the fairy tales, Bible stories etc. are real, and other original fantastical creatures and beings exist. Both series are very well written. They were and still are incredibly influential in my life. – Megan.eo

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Hugh Howey's Wool series is fantastic clever take on the post-apocalypse genre, recommend it highly. – Galois

The Deed of Paksennarion, by Elizabeth Moon – Maggie

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, and Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley – Busybee

The Giver, by Lois Lowry –

The Tomorrow series, by John Marsden, beginning with Tomorrow, When the War Began. Great series. – BeProven

The Giver, by Lois Lowry. A Wrinkle in Time and A Swiftly Tilting Planet, by Madeline L'Engle. The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham – rkp67

After reading the violent Hunger Games, perhaps the smart, funny adventure story of Alex Mortimer & the Beast of Wildeor, by B.A. Dearsley and illustrated by Kevan Anne Murray, is just the ticket. It grips you from the first chapter (I read forewords last), and teaches some history to boot. There is great suspense without the violence. – Coowie

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Some of my suggestions: Matched, by Allyson Condie; The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness; Divergent, by Veronica Roth – bandblair

I'll stick with the Battle Royale series, by Koushun Takami and Masayuki Taguchi … much better. – swordhand

If your teen hasn't read Before I Fall or Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, they need to! Her writing is compelling in the same way that Twilight was for many readers. Another great one is Divergent, by Veronica Roth, and, of course, The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner is essential. Remember: You can always ask your local library for reading suggestions. – LauratheLibrarian

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