Young Adult Fiction
the Western Sea. Y Fic Avi
Driven from their impoverished Irish village, fifteen-year-old Maura and her younger brother meet their landlord's runaway son in Liverpool while all three wait for a ship to America; their fates continue to intertwine on board ship and in the New World.
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Y PB
A // Y FIC Avi
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
Bell, Ted. Nick
of Time . Y Fic Bell
Nick McIver is no ordinary boy, fighting pirates, beating Nazis at their own game, and traveling through time.
Bodeen, S.A. The
Raft. Y FIC Bodeen
Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.
Bowler, Tim. Apocalypse.
Fifteen-year-old Kit and his parents must ground their sinking sailboat on a rocky island inhabited by a primitive sect who believe the stranded family has been sent by the devil. Kit and his parents are out sailing when strange things start to happen. Fog rolls in; the compasses won't work; weird cries come from the sea. Then squalls force their boat against a giant rock. They manage to get to shore, but the dismal island they're on makes Kit uneasy. The only inhabitants are a ragtag group of fundamentalists who instantly hate Kit. But Kit has glimpsed someone else-a girl who seems to be wild. He sets out to find her, looking for some answers. When he returns, his parents are gone and their tents are torn to shreds. Will the girl help Kit find his parents? And will they be able to escape the islanders, who clearly want to kill Kit? An ordinary teenage boy faces a world filled with malice in this eerie, haunting thriller.
Cole, Stephen. Thieves
Like Us. Y FIC Cole
A mysterious benefactor hand-picks a group of teen geniuses to follow a set of clues leading to the secrets of everlasting life, secrets which they must steal and for which they risk being killed. Sequel: Thieves Till We Die.
Collier, James Lincoln. When
the Stars Begin to Fall. Y FIC Collier
Angry and frustrated that his entire family is considered to be poor trash, fourteen-year-old Harry defies his father and attempts to prove that a factory is polluting their small Adirondack community.
Couloumbis, Audrey. Maude
is Her Middle Name. Y FIC Couloumbis
Due to a misunderstanding over her involvement in a botched robbery, Maude, with younger sister Sallie, hides out at the home of an uncle, but when she is discovered and arrested, the orphaned sisters flee, trying to clear Maude's name.
Doctorow, Cory. Little
Brother. Y Fic Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
Farmer, Nancy. A
Girl Named Disaster. Y Fic Farmer
While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
Flanagan, John. The
Ruins of Gorlan. Y FIC Flanagan (Ranger's
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
Friesner, Esther M. Nobody's
Princess. Y FIC Friesner
Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world. SEQUEL: Nobody's Prize (2008),
Gagnon, Michelle. Don't
Turn Around. Y FIC Gagnon
After waking up on an operating table with no memory of how she got there, Noa must team up with computer hacker Peter to stop a corrupt corporation with a deadly secret.
George, Jean Craighead. Julie
of the Wolves. YPB George
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
Gilman, David. The
Devil's Breath. Y FIC Gilman
When fifteen-year-old Max Gordon's environmentalist-adventurer father goes missing while working in Namibia and Max becomes the target of a would-be assassin at his school in England, he decides he must follow his father to Africa and find him before they both are killed.
Safekeeping. Y FIC Hesse
When Radley returns to the U.S. after having volunteered abroad, she discovers a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods.
Higgins, Jack. First
Strike. Y FIC Higgins
British twins Rich and Jade are once again thrown into danger as they try to help their spy father, John Chance, save the President of the United States from a radical group holding the White House hostage and attempting to steal the nation's nuclear launch codes.
Will. Y FIC Hobbs
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Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker. YPB Horowitz (The Alex
Rider Adventures SERIES) (SUMMER READING)
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6. SEQUELS: Point Blank (2001), Skeleton Key (2003), Eagle Strike (2004), Scorpia (2004), Ark Angel (2006), Snakehead (2007), Crocodile Tears (2007), Scorpia Rising (2011).
Kipling, Rudyard. Captains
Courageous. Y PB K
After being washed overboard from an ocean liner, a spoiled millionaire's son is rescued by New England fishermen who put him to work on their boat.
Laybourne, Emmy. Monument
14. Y FIC Laybourne
Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world--as they know it--apart
L'Engle, Madeleine. The
Young Unicorns. Y FIC L'Engle
A seventeen-year-old boy, former member of a tough New York gang, a blind and talented twelve-year-old musician, the Austin family, and Canon Tallis are among the key characters who become involved in a frightening and evil scheme relying on the ability of a refined laser to give complete power over people's minds.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. Black
Duck . Y Fic Lisle
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade.
McCormick, Patricia. Never
Fall Down. Y FIC McCormick
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge
McNab, Andy. Traitor.
Y FIC McNab (Watts Family Adventures SERIES)
A boy who believes his grandfather to be a traitor, a spy who turned against England and then disappeared, tracks down his grandfather and finds out the truth.
Meloy, Maile. The
Apothecary. Y FIC Meloy
Follows a fourteen-year-old American girl whose life unexpectedly transforms when she moves to London in 1952 and gets swept up in a race to save the world from nuclear war
Monaghan, Annabel. A
Girl Named Digit. Y FIC Monaghan
After identifying a terrorist plot, a brilliant seventeen-year-old girl from Santa Monica, California, gets involved with the young FBI agent who is trying to ensure her safety
O'Dell, Scott. Black
Star, Bright Dawn.Y PB O // J FIC O'Dell
Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured.
Y PB P (SERIES)
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo People.
Y FIC Perkins
Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.
Pow, Tom. Captives.Y
When two families are kidnapped while vacationing in the Caribbean, they come to understand something of the island's political backdrop and the events
that fuel their captors' actions.
Reichs, Kathy. Virals.
Y FIC Reichs (SERIES)
Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage 'sci-philes' who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever. (SEQUEL: Seizure)
Schreiber, Joe. Au
Revoir, Crazy European Chick. Y FIC
Perry's parents insist that he take Gobi, their quiet, Lithuanian exchange student, to senior prom but after an incident at the dance he learns that Gobi is actually a trained assassin who needs him as a henchman, behind the wheel of his father's precious Jaguar, on a mission in Manhattan. SEQUEL: Perry's Killer Playlist (2012).
Stead, Rebecca. First
Light Y Fic Stead
When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.
Terrill, Cristin. All
Our Yesterdays. Y FIC Terrill
Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic time machine from ever being invented, while Marina battles to prevent the murder of the boy she loves.
Turner, Megan. The
Thief. Y Fic Turner
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
Voelkel, Jon. Middleworld.
When his archaeologist parents go missing in Central America, fourteen-year-old Max embarks on a wild adventure through the Mayan underworld in search of the legendary Jaguar Stones, which enabled ancient Mayan kings to wield the powers of living gods.
Westerfeld, Scott. So
Yesterday. Y FIC Westerfeld
Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is paid by corporations to spot what is "cool," combines his analytical skills with girlfriend Jen's creative talents to find a missing person and thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer culture.
Wildavsky, Rachel. The
Secret of ROVER. Y FIC Wildavsky
Twelve-year-old twins Katie and David Bowen evade foreign militants and make their way from Washington, D.C. to their uncle's Vermont home, hoping he can help rescue their parents, who were kidnapped because of their secret invention, Rover.
Yancey, Richard. Alfred Kropp : The Thirteenth Skull.
Y FIC Yancey
Teen misfit Alfred Kropp, the last descendant of Sir Lancelot, is once again in danger as he tries to uncover who is behind a top secret project called SOFIA, while eluding a new enemy who seems determined to kill him.
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