Restoring Harmony is dystopian-still very hot after The Hunger Games trilogy brought the whole genre to the forefront. What I like about this story is that it's more real but without so much bloodshed.
Molly's family grows their own food and survives on an isolated farming island in Canada but when her mother receives word that her grandmother has suffered a stroke back in the states Molly is the one who needs to cross back into the U.S. to help her grandparents to safety. An economic collapse has crippled the U.S. and oil is almost gone, poverty, hunger and rampant crime have taken over. Molly leaves the only world she knows and uses her smarts to help her family to safety. The story is exciting and eye-opening-could this world be part of our own future? Read Joelle Anthony's Restoring Harmony and see. This is perfect for late elementary-middle school students.