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When we wake - Karen Healey
Call Number: F HEA
ISBN: 9781742378084
Publication Date: 2013
Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027. She's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened. Tegan is the first person to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity, though all she wants is to rebuild some semblance of a normal life, including spending as much time as possible with musically gifted Abdi, even if he does seem to hate the sight of her. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice - Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

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The Declaration - Gemma Malley  Icon
Call Number: F MAL
ISBN: 9780747587743
Publication Date: 2010
In the year 2040, scientists create Longevity, a drug which prevents death but does not halt the aging process. People continue to have children although there are no longer any deaths, and this quickly leads to over population. As a result, in the year 2080, the Declaration is introduced. This is a document which must be signed before an individual is allowed to take Longevity, and in doing so they agree not to have any children. There are exceptions to this. For example, wealthy politicians may take the drug and still have children.


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Juno of Taris - Fleur Beale  Icon
Call Number: F BEA
ISBN: 9781741662979
Publication Date: 2008
Juno is young; she has no authority, no power, and to question the ways of Taris is discouraged. She knows what it’s like when the community withdraws from her – turning their backs and not speaking to her until she complies.

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Uglies - Scott Westerfield
Call Number: F WES
ISBN: 0689865384
Publication Date: 2005
Tally Youngblood is about to turn sixteen...the age that means turning pretty. Where Tally lives, everyone gets an operation to turn them beautiful on their sixteenth birthday, and then the new "pretties" move to a town where their only job is to have a really great time. When Tally's friend Shay runs away from the city because she doesn't want to be turned pretty, Tally is given the worst choice she can possibly imagine...tell where Shay is, or never be turned pretty.

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Thirteen - Tom Hoyle
Call Number: F HOL
ISBN: 9781447250449
Publication Date: 2014
A gripping thriller about a boy targeted by a murderous cult leader. Fast-paced action for fans of Cherub and Gone . Born at midnight in London, on the stroke of the new millennium, Adam is the target of a cult that believes boys born on this date must die before the end of their thirteenth year. He has killed twelve boys so far. Coron, the crazy cult leader, will stop at nothing to bring in his new kingdom. And now he is planning a bombing spectacular across London to celebrate the sacrifice of his final victim: Adam.


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The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham  Icon
Call Number: F WYN
ISBN: 0140009930
Publication Date: 1970
Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

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The Giver - Lois Lowry  Icon
ISBN: 9780007263516
Imagine a world without conflict, poverty or inequality where conformity and happiness are a way of life. Jonas lives in this world but for him things are different. Twelve-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories and he gradually discovers the disturbing truth about his perfect world. He tries to expose those who have ordered it and escape as he learns about the cost of a perfect society. The book was the 1994 Newbery Medal winner. (See also Number the Stars.

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Delirium - Lauren Oliver
Call Number: F OLI
ISBN: 9780340980927
Publication Date: 2011
There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure. Now, everthing is different. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable and happy. With only ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable.


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