The Young Elites

Title: The Young Elites

Author: Marie Lu

344 Pages

Genre: Dystopian, Trilogy, Fantasy

Date read: January 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: After kids get sick with this disease, if it doesn’t kill them it leaves them scarred and with powers. This book follows a girl who is mistreated by her father. She was sick with this disease, and now has powers. Throughout this book she is searching for a famed group of kids who are just like girl.


Review: I thought this book was very creatively done. The main character was very interesting, and the writing was very captivating. The plot was also well done, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an adventurous read.


Title: Scythe

Author: Neal Shusterman

443 Pages

Genre: Dystopian

Date read: December 2019 (Seventh Grade)

Synopsis: This book takes place in a world where humans haver learned everything there is to know, including the secrets to immortality and bringing people back from the dead. In order to keep the world population in check, there are people called ‘scythes’ who go around killing people for good. This book follows two scythe apprentices of whom only one can become a real scythe.


Review: I really liked this book. I was hooked from the start. I think the whole world this book took place in was just so fascinating. The characters in this book were also very relatable even though their world was very different from ours. I’d highly recommend this book!

The Maze Runner

Title: The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

375 Pages

Genre: Dystopian, series, adventure/survival

Date read: November 2019 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: Thomas wakes up in a box knowing nothing but his name. When the box opens, a crowd of boys surrounds him. They tell him that he is in the glade. They are stuck in the middle of a maze with no known way out. Everyday the Runners go out and brave the dangers of the maze in hopes to find an exit. Supplies come weekly, and a new boy comes every month. After Thomas comes, things in the maze start to change for the worse.


Review: I really enjoyed all the adventure of the book. I thought it was very well written. It was very exciting, and it had me on the edge of my seat for the whole book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good adventure survival book, or one with friendship.

Among the Hidden

Title: Among the Hidden

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

153 Pages

Genre: Science fiction, dystopian

Date read: August 2019 (Seventh Grade)

Synopsis: Luke is a third child. That basically means that he’s illegal. In the word that Luke lives in, parents are allowed two children. He has to hide every minute of his life, can’t go outside, and doesn’t know anyone outside his family. There has always been a forest outside Luke’s house. That changes when it is chopped down to make room for houses for Barons. One day he sees a shadow in a house. He was sure that everyone in the family had left for work. What he decides to do about it will forever impact his life…

4 stars

Review: What really made this book was the intensity. I could feel my heart pounding in my chest during certain parts of the book. It felt horrible to put myself in Luke’s shoes because he’s forced to hide his whole life. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes intense books, dystopian books, or wants to try something new!


Title: Legend

Author: Marie Lu

352 Pages

Genre: Science Fiction. Adventure/survival, Romance

Date read: April 2019 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: When a Day steals medicine that he badly needs for his little brother, he crosses paths with a June’s older brother. June is a rich girl born into the military circles. Day is the most wanted criminal in the country. When June goes undercover to find more about the mysterious criminal Day, she finds that he’s not what he seems….

5 stars

Review: I gave this book a 5 star rating because I thought this book was so well done. It had science fiction in it, but not too much. It had relatable characters, and mystery to it as well. It had two main characters that you come to care about. I liked the combination of mystery, science fiction, and adventure/survival. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a trilogy to get hooked on to. I couldn’t put this book down!

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

374 pages

Genre: Adventure/survival, Science Fiction

Date read: September 2018 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen’s little sister Prim is selected to go to the Hunger Games. Katniss bravely volunteers to go in Prim’s place. She parts from her home, District 12, and leaves for the Capitol. She goes through training for the games with the other tributes, and Haymitch, a past victor. Katniss’s plan is simple. Win the games, and go home. But little does she know, that the games will be much harder then she ever imagined.

4 stars

Review: I gave this book a 4 star rating because the plot was very intriguing, and I loved the excitement in the book. It was also interesting to see Katniss changing throughout the book. My only problem with the book was that it was a bit slow in the beginning. I was just about to give up when it got interesting. You can make many connections between this book and our world today. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a dystopian novel, something well known, or just something interesting to read over the weekend.