Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner. In this story of a dystopian past, our unlikely hero is Standish Treadwell, a boy who is unlike anyone else because he questions the machinations and inner workings of the Motherland. And when he decides that he will be the one to infiltrate and expose the Motherland, there is no stopping him.
Taken, by Erin Bowman. In Claysoot, whenever a boy turns 18, he mysteriously disappears at midnight. As Gray’s birthday approaches, a note makes him question this world and what lies beyond. Filled with brilliant and original plot twists, Taken will keep you guessing and reading all the way to the end! First in a series.
Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant Trilogy, by Veronica Roth. In Tris’s world, one must choose a faction at 16: truthful Candor, brave Dauntless, selfless Abnegation, learned Erudite, or peaceful Amity. Raised Abnegation, Tris chooses Dauntless. Life is different in this aggressive group. The society looks stable, but there are dangerous undercurrents brewing. Allegiant (2013) is the final book in the series.