Read-Alikes

If You Liked The Hunger Games...

 

Beyond the Western Sea: The Escape From Home
Avi

Maura and her younger brother leave their impoverished Irish village, desperately seeking ship’s passage to America.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Alden Carter

Mark is not looking forward to the family tradition of spending a week alone in the wilderness.


Code Orange
Caroline B. Cooney

While doing a school project on smallpox, Mitty stumbles upon old smallpox scabs. He has already been to school for several days and begins to have strange symptoms.


Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer

Based on the real-life case of Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild tells the story of a young man who walks alone into the Alaskan wilderness, never to return.


Into Thin Air
Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer did not see anything that "suggested a murderous storm was bearing down," but it did. This is his firsthand account of the storm that killed five people and left many more in disarray.


The Buccaneers
Iain Lawrence

John Spencer sails from England to the Caribbean where he encounters pirates, storms, and fevers.


Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick

The true story of a whale that turns on the people who were hunting it for oil. This story was the inspiration for Moby Dick.


The Compound
S.A. Bodeen

Nuclear war has destroyed Eli’s world. His father, knowing that war was imminent, has built an underground compound stocked with supplies to last fifteen years. The problem is that only nine years later, some of the food has spoiled and supplies are running out.


Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

This sequel to The Hunger Games picks up right where the first book left off. Katniss embarks on a mandatory victory tour through the districts and finds herself thrown back into the arena for the 75th Annual Hunger Games.


The Maze Runner
James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up, he finds himself in the Glade with no memory of anything but his name. He quickly discovers he is not alone and none of the other Gladers know why they are there either. They just know they must be inside the walls before dark or face certain death.

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