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Ship Breaker/ Paolo Bacigalupi In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
On My Honor by Marion Bauer When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.Newbery Medal Honor Book 1987
Exodus Julie Bertagna An internationally acclaimed bestseller, vividly and terrifyingly topical, is finally available to American audiences. Less than a hundred years from now, the world as we know it no longer exists.Cities have disappeared beneath the sea, technology no longer functions, and human civilization has reverted to a much more primitive state. On an isolated northern island, the people of Wing are trying to hold onto their way of life—even as the sea continues to claim precious acres and threatens to claim their very lives Only fifteen-year-old Mara has the vision and the will to lead her people in search of a new beginning in this harsh, unfamiliar world.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
I ʻ d Tell You I Love You But Then I ʻ d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter Cammie Morgan attends prestigious Gallagher Academy, a girl's private high school for geniuses that actually teaches the latest techniques in espionage. Everything about her life is top secret, so when she meets Josh on an outing in town she lies about her background so that he will think she has a normal life. In order to continue their ever-deepening friendship, Cammie sneaks out through the school's tunnel, exchanges messages under a rock, and has her friends cover for her. By the end of Ally Carter's novel (Hyperion, 2006) the truth is revealed and Cammie has learned more about herself than she has about spying.
Hunger Games Suzanne Collins In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year- old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Roar Emma Clayton In a futuristic overpopulated and cement-ridden world, twins with special powers and mutations must escape the evil government programs trying to control the children of the world.
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies Mick Cochrane When she decides to try out for the boys' baseball team at school, Molly knows her chances ride on her knuckleball pitch. Making the team may give her something more -- a chance to make sense of her life after the death of her father, who taught her how to play the game.
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher The central plot involves T. J.'s efforts to put together a swim team of misfits, as he tries to upset the balance of power at his central Washington high school, where jocks and the narrow-minded rule. However, a number of subplots deal with racism, child abuse, and the efforts of the protagonist's adopted father to come to grips with a terrible mistake in his past. T. J. himself is witty, self-assured, fearless, intelligent, and wise beyond his years. Young adults with a taste for melodrama will undeniably enjoy this effort.
The Maze Runner James Dashner Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies from below. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "the glade" for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change.
Keeping the Moon Sarah Dessen Fifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt, her aunt's tenant Norman, and her friends at the Last Chance Diner teaches her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.
THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY Siobhan Dowd Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye. But after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off–except Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners, since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. This is an unput-downable spine-tingling thriller–a race against time.
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Draper Andy Jackson was driving the car that crashed one night after a game, killing Robert Washington, his best friend and the captain of the Hazelwood High Tigers. It was late, and they'd been drinking, and now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from family, friends, and even his girlfriend, he finds he's losing the most precious thing of all: his ability to face the future. With perceptiveness and compassion, Sharon Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy.
Down a Dark Hall Lois Duncan Suspicious and uneasy about the atmosphere at her new boarding school, fourteen-year- old Kit slowly realizes why she and the other three students at the school were selected.
A Gift of Magic Lois Duncan Until she learns to control it, Nancy's gift of extrasensory perception brings her more trouble than she can handle.
The Girl Who Could Fly Victoria Forester Somewhere in the U.S., in a small farming community called Lowland County, a girl named Piper McCloud is born to a simple, God-fearing farmer and his wife. Piper has a special talent: she can fly. When her talent for flying is discovered, a director of a special school takes Piper under her wing. She arrives at an amazing place with multiple floors and discovers a lot of other kids with extraordinary powers, too-as well as a nefarious plot to remove their special talents by altering their DNA..).
Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
Found Margaret Peterson Haddix Thirteen year old best friends Jonah and Chip, who know that they are both adopted, begin receiving threatening notes in the mail and as they investigate they uncover very complicated circumstances surrounding their adoptions.
Dr. Franklin’s Island Ann Halam When their plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, three science students are left stranded on a tropical island and then are imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving the transfer of animal genes.
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson. Gr 8 Up-This powerful novel deals with a difficult yet important topic- rape. Melinda is just starting high school. It should be one of the greatest times in her life, but instead of enjoying herself, she is an outcast. She has been marked as the girl who called the police to break up the big end-of-the-summer party, and all the kids are angry at her. Even her closest friends have pulled away. No one knows why she made the call, and even Melinda can't really articulate what happened. As the school year goes on, her grades plummet and she withdraws into herself to the point that she's barely speaking.
The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to His Death and Lands in California Mary Hershey Stump lost his leg at age 8, after he fell from a ski lift. He is now 13, his parents are divorced, and he must spend the summer with his father and the new wife (a double amputee!). Stump develops a crush on teenage soap star Jessie; enters a triathlon to impress her; and meets a cranky, retired swim coach, who teaches Stump to swim. Readers will warm to Stump, and many will hear themselves in his realistically passionate teenage-boy voice.
SCAT Carl Hiaasen Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved. But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance. And he does! But not in the way they think.
Aquamarine Alice Hoffman A love-struck mermaid named Aquamarine supplies adventure and insights to two twelve- year-old girls, life-long friends who are spending their last summer together before one of them moves away.
SLAM Nick Hornby On his 16th birthday, Sam gets an urgent text message from his ex- girlfriend. He is about to be a father, just as his own parents were teens when they had him. Seeking advice from the poster of skateboarding pro Tony Hawk in his room, Sam learns all the ways his life will change with the birth of his son. Why It Is for Us: Who knew that Tony Hawk had superpowers? As Tony whizzes Sam forward and back in time to show him what his life will hold, we experience a full range of emotions from this baffled but likable young teen.
Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice- president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government wants Alex to take over his uncle's mission: investigating Sayle Enterprises, the makers of a revolutionary computer called Stormbreaker. Posing as a teenage computer whiz who's won a Stormbreaker promotional contest, Alex enters the factory and immediately finds clues from his uncle.
A Very Fine Line Julie Johnston Does Rosalind really know the future? When she picks up the barrette belonging to the missing girl, Faye Wirt, Rosalind feels a wave of sickness — Faye is not dead. Her aunts say she has the gift of clairvoyance. Rosalind doesn't want it.
Wanting Mor Rukhsana Khan Jameela is from a poor village in Afghanistan and has only known war. Now her mother, Mor, is gone and her father, Baba is taking them to Kabul. Baba finds a new wife and abandons Jameela. She remembers Mor's love, but is it enough to keep her safe?
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place E.L. Konigsburg I Prefer Not To....That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue her from Camp Talequa, with its uptight camp director and cruel cabinmates, and bring her to stay with them at their wonderful house at 19 Schuyler Place. But Margaret Rose soon discovers that something is terribly wrong at 19 Schuyler Place. People in their newly gentrified neighborhood want to get rid of the three magnificent towers the uncles have spent forty- five years lovingly constructing of scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. Margaret Rose is outraged, and determined to strike a blow for art, for history, and for individuality...and no one is more surprised than Margaret Rose at the allies she finds for her mission.
Love,Aubrey Suzanne LaFleur How do you go on living when your father and little sister have died in a tragic car accident? For eleven-year-old Aubrey's mother, who was driving the car, the answer is that you run away. Aubrey lives alone in their Virginia house for a few days over the summer, taking care of herself and pretending her mother never left. Then Gram shows up, and brings Aubrey back to her house in Vermont, where her firm hand and loving support help Aubrey face what has happened. In Vermont, Aubrey finds a best friend, and begins to heal. Readers will care for Aubrey from page one until the very end, when she has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life. "Love, Aubrey "is devastating, brave, honest, funny, and hopeful, and it introduces a remarkable new writer.
Heat Mike Lupica Growing up in the Bronx and playing Little League baseball in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, it's no surprise that 12-year-old Michael Arroyo loves baseball, especially the New York Yankees, even though he can't afford to buy a ticket to watch them play. Michael's the best Little League pitcher in the district, and seems destined to lead his all-star team to the championship game, which will be held inside Yankee Stadium, with a trip to the Little League World Series on the line. But all that changes when a jealous rival coach challenges whether Michael is as young as he claims in this novel by Mike Lupica
Snow Bound Harry Mazer Two teenagers caught in a snowstorm face a fight for survival in a desolate area.
Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Wild Girls Pat Murphy "You're lucky I didn't just start throwing rocks at you. I can hide in the trees and nail a kid with a rock from thirty feet away." That's how Joan meets Sarah the summer Joan moves from Connecticut to California. Soon the two are inseparable. Winning a writing contest, they are invited to a summer writing class where they learn to find their own answers.
Maximum Ride; The Angel Experiment James Patterson In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time...like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a group of genetic engineers.
Miss Peregrine ʻ s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of an old orphanage that was home to children who were more than just peculiar, but possibly dangerous--and who may still be alive. Illustrated with vintage found photographs.
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff “Every war has turning points and every person too.” Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy. As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way. A riveting and astonishing story.
What I Was Meg Rosoff A piercing, magical story about a life- altering friendship. It began many years earlier at St. Oswald’s, a dismal boarding school on the coast of England, where the young H came face- to-face with a boy living by himself at the edge of the sea. At first, the mysterious Finn appears to have no past—his home is an ancient fisherman’s hut with a woodstove, a case of books, striped blankets, and a cat. H insinuates his way into Finn’s life, stalking him with perfect patience until an unlikely friendship is kindled.
Downsiders Neal Shusterman Beneath the sewer grates and manholes of the city lies a strange and secret world called the Downside. Every Downsider knows that it's forbidden to go Topside, and most fear a collision of the two worlds. But fourteen-year-old Talon is curious about what goes on above ground, and one day he ventures out in search of medicine for his ailing sister. There he meets Lindsay, who is as curious about Talon's world as he is about hers. When Lindsay visits the Downside for the first time, she marvels at the spirit of the Downsiders, and the way they create works of art from topside "trash," like old subway tokens and forgotten earrings. As awed as she is by the Downside, however, she also questions its origins, and when she finds out that this fantastic world is not all it appears to be, she is determined to tell Talon the truth. Can the truth save the Downside, or will it destroy an entire civilization?
The Eyes of King Midas Neal Shusterman Kevin Midas is sick of being picked on, teased and tormented. So when he finds a pair of magical sunglasses that give him the power to do--well, anything--he couldn't be happier. At first, Kevin spends his time pulling ice cream cones out of the air and getting every video game he ever wanted. But then he turns to darker wishes. What if he used the glasses to get revenge? In Neal Shusterman's dark fantasy, one boy finds out that sometimes, getting everything you want can be deadly.
Unwind Neal Shusterman In the not-so-distant future, everyone has an absolute right to life--unless your parents decide on the do-over option. Between your 13th and 18th birthdays, they can have you "unwound," your pieces and parts extracted and recycled for the donor market. A single scene made this book one of the scariest reads published for teens last year. Why It Is for Us: Shusterman's exploration of good intentions gone very, very bad will resonate with adult readers frustrated by the prochoice/prolife debate. Book trailer on catalog
Rewind William Sleator Not long after learning that he was adopted, eleven- year-old Peter is hit by a car and then given several chances to alter events that could lead to his death.
Lucy the Giant Sherri Smith Fifteen-year-old Lucy, the largest girl in her school, leaves her small Alaska town and her alcoholic father and discovers hardship--and friendship--posing as an adult aboard a commercial fishing boat.
Peak Roland Smith Peak loves to rock climb but he lives in New York City where skyscrapers are as tall as mountains. When he gets caught climbing one, he is sent to live with his Dad as punishment, who is leading an expedition to Mount Everest.
The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stewart After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Uglies Scott Westerfeld Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."