If you liked House of Scorpion...
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  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
  • Among the Hidden" by Haddix
  • Dark Materials Series: Pullman
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson. [Note: reviews target this for high school, and it contains profanity]
  • Fire-Us series.
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
  • Holes
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (first book in a forthcoming series)
  • Lloyd Alexander wrote a similar series centered around "High King," "Book of Llyr," and "the Arkadians."
  • Shade's Children (Nix)
  • Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman which also raises issues of genetic manipulation and how technology might affect our future.
  • THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM, also by Nancy Farmer.
  • Tangerine (Bloor)
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  • Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden (first of a series)
  • Turnabout that is also by Haddix
  • Uglies series by Scott Westerfield
  • White Mountains trilogy by John Christopher for a reluctant male reader.