These books may have been marketed to the teens in your life, but they're anything but adolescent!
In Cassia's world, the Society dictates her career, her education, and even the date of her death. But at her "Match Banquet," where she will learn the identity of her future spouse, two images flicker on the screen. The Society tells her it's a glitch, but Cassia has doubts and for the first time, thinks she might prefer making her own decisions.
At the end of a civil war over reproductive rights, abortion is declared illegal in America. However, parents can decide to have their teenage children "unwound" - essentially harvested for parts. Connor's parents sign him over for unwinding because he's a delinquent. Risa is a ward of the state and not quite talented or valuable enough to be worth saving. Lev is a "tithe," or child born for the specific purpose of being unwound. Together, the three of them try to escape their fate.