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Life after The Hunger Games

If You Liked “The Hunger Games”…


Now that you’ve fallen in love with the trilogy, you may be wondering what to read next. The staff of the Lawrence Public Library–that’s in Lawrence, Kansas, not our Lawrence Branch–has compiled a list to help you find your next favorite book, whether you loved The Hunger Games for the action and adventure, the love triangle, or the dystopian elements.

1984 Gathering Blue The Handmaid's Tale Fahrenheit 451 Neuromancer Brave New World Across the Universe The Adoration of Jenna Fox The House of the Scorpion Feed Ender's Game Epic Candor The Line Variant Little Brother The Kindling The Masque of the Red Death Eve Unwind The Declaration Delirium Wither Bumped Incarceron Matched The Selection Birthmarked America Pacifica Ashfall Ashes, Ashes Blood Red Road The Carbon Diaries Life as We Knew It Under the Never Sky Enclave The Diary of Pelly D Cherry Heaven Shatter Me The Supernaturalist The Maze Runner Legend Divergent Article 5 The Knife of Never Letting Go The Bar Code Tattoo Uglies The Scorpio Races Graceling Cinder

Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman: The Black MirrorNews Flash! Batman fights monsters in Gotham city. However, these monsters are not your typical joker or penguin. In the black mirror Batman goes up against an organization that has thrived off of the imbedded evil in Gotham City for years. Batman, now Dick Grayson, has to fight his own inner demons to face an entrenched demonic organization that Gotham has never seen. Not only are there surprises along the way, there is one person who can’t wait to have his last laugh!
Batman: The Black Mirror

Teen Book Discussions at Irvington

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

 Do you have an opinion about the books you read? Do you want to talk with other teens about what you’ve read? Irvington Library hosts a Teen Book Discussion Group the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 pm. Our August 20 meeting, features the mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. After a dog is murdered a teen decides to find out what happened.


Looking for AlaskaFor September 17, we are reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. Leaving his safe, boring, and familiar life for the unknown of a boarding school, Pudge discovers a richer, but less safe life.  Teens who want to join the discussion can pick up their own (yes, to keep) copy of the book of the month at the Information Desk at Irvington Library.



Forged by Fire, by Sharon M. Draper

Forged By FireForged By Fire, a Coretta Scott King Award winner and ALA Best Book for Young Adults pick, tells the story of two siblings fighting for survival in their world filled with neglect and abuse. In Sharon Draper’s second book of the Hazelwood High Trilogy, William and his sister, Angel, meet for the first time on his birthday. From that day forward, they are inseparable. It is the same day that he meets his abusive stepfather. Faced with such a man and a drug-addicted mother both band together to face the fight of their lives. The book has an appealing story line, strong characters and themes for teens. Its short chapters, fast pace and never-ending, unexpected twists will hold hostage even the most reluctant teen readers.