When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of The Motherland.
On the post-apocalyptic island of Onewere, Maryam lives a cloistered life, chosen as a young child to fulfill religious duties and join the island's spiritual leader when she reaches puberty--a fate she tries to escape after learning the truth.
I read it straight through, then started over at the beginning. It IS "magical & utterly faultless." Ending was a little sappy, but I liked it. All the elements of a teen novel, plus a mansion in the English countryside.
Unwind, Neal Shusterman - After the Second Civil War, a law was enforced to protect reproduction rights. Parents can choose to have their kids unwound, harvesting children’s organs and body parts for donors.
Box by Penelope Todd. Derik is on the run. Not from the deadly epidemics on the rise in New Zealand but from the ruling government and its efforts to wipe out disease. The authorities have begun Endorsement: a nation-wide drive to implant a device in every citizen, to regulate body chemistry and control emotions. It's a social experiment the whole world is watching. But Derik wants to think – and feel – for himself.
When We Wake / Karen Healey. 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.