by Emma Clayton
Young Adult Science Fiction
Did you read The Hunger Games? Have you been disappointed by pretty much every book since? Then read this one. It's set in another dystopian version of Earth, where The Animal Plague has wiped out all but a fraction of the population. The remaining humans live on top of each other in cramped concrete cities walled off from the Plague and the wasteland. Twelve-year-old Ellie Smith is living in captivity in an orbiting space station while her twin brother Mika struggles through school, convinced that Ellie is still alive. There are high-speed space battles a la Ender's Game and two awesome, awesome main characters.