If you want science fiction books with more than 1 badass heroine who are all actually badass - like I could name ten at the top of my head, each with their own individual strengths - READ THE FLIPPING GONE SERIES
If you want YA books where there is a vast majority of people being represented, like gay and lesbian characters that are flipping incredible to some amazing black characters, a guy from Honduras and hey look we even have a Muslim guy - READ THE FRIKKIN GONE SERIES
If you want dystopian books with characters that react in a scary situations by being terrified and called cowardly turn awesome and badass over a few books with some amazing character development that will make you feel so fondly for them you feel like your heart will burst - READ THE FUDGING GONE SERIES
If you want a book series that deals with issues head on such as racism, prejudice towards minorities, and bulimia etc, as well kids under 13 with machetes, ravenous coyotes, kids with superpowers, an awesome dog that survives when half the kids die (you go Patrick) ,kids literally starving and fighting a plague - READ THE FLICKING GONE SERIES
If you want 6 amazingly written novels that will make you cry, rage and laugh, (sometimes at the same time) with a huge range of amazingly developed characters that will make you feel feels that have not been felt before - READ THE GONE SERIES. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.