• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Thursday, August 1, 2019

Science Fiction for Teens

The future is a fascinating place and can be both frightened and delighted by what it may hold for humankind. The sci-fi genre explores the challenges facing modern society and to question where these challenges will lead the world. In science fiction novels, you can find big issues addressed in an entertaining yet thoughtful way.

"Dealing in dreams" by Lilliam Rivera

As penpals for a high school English assignment, poetry-loving sophomore Jonathan and popular-athlete senior Adam explore their growing relationship through a series of letters.

"Girls with sharp sticks" by Suzanne Young

In the near future at a girls-only private high school isolated in the Colorado mountains, Mena and her classmates--under the watchful eyes of their Guardian, professors, and analyst--are trained to be beautiful and obedient for their sponsors and investors.

"Rabbit & Robot" by Andrew Smith

Stranded aboard the lunar cruise ship Tennessee, Cager Messer and his best friend, Billy, both sixteen, are surrounded by insane robots while watching thirty simultaneous wars turn Earth into a toxic wasteland.

"The fall of Crazy House" by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely escaped the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing--not even the all-powerful United. Separated once again by the Resistance, Becca is sent on a mission to assassinate the President of the United, while Cassie uncovers the mystery of the past and how the United rose to power. Together the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they've sworn to hate?

"Machineries of mercy" by Tim Major

Ethan senses that England has become a broken and dangerous place, but is it possible that the village of Touchstone is even more dangerous?

"Freedom Trails" by Meredith Tate

Evelyn Summers has been imprisoned for a crime that was wiped from her memory, but she is given a chance to compete for her freedom in the Freedom Trials, seven mental, physical, and virtual challenges.

"The dark intercept" by Julia Keller

The first entry in a planned trilogy set in a post-apocalyptic world marked by emotional surveillance follows the experiences of new world founding father's daughter Violet, who risks her utopian existence to protect a friend from a violent altercation linked to a shattering reality.

"The Knowing" by Sharon Cameron

The underground city of New Canaan is safe from the Forgetting which afflicts Canaan above ground, but in her rigidly controlled and repressive city eighteen-year-old Samara, one of the Knowing, is plagued by her memory of the horrors she has seen, and determined to seek answers in the cursed city above--where she will find Beckett Rodriguez and his parents, on a mission from Earth to study the lost colony./p>