Vivian Apple at the end of the world
"Sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged 'Rapture' to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind,Vivan's quest for the truth begins"--
The way we fall
Quarantined along with her neighbors when a deadly virus sweeps through their island community, 16-year-old Kaelyn finds herself struggling for survival in the face of dwindling supplies and infected loved ones, a situation that introduces her to a romantic prospect and forces her to team up with a former rival.
In a tale set against the backdrop of a near-future America where an oppressive political party has assumed control over the government in the wake of the president's assassination, young Radley struggles through difficult travel restrictions to return home only to discover that her parents have gone missing and her credit cards are not working.
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.
If we survive
They came on a mission of mercy, but now they’re in a fight for their lives High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor,secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness.But in one sudden moment, everything went horribly wrong. A revolution swept the country. Now, guns and terror are everywhere—and Americans are being targeted as the first to die.Will and his friends have got to get out fast. But streets full of killers . . .hills patrolled by armies . . . and a jungle rife with danger stand between them and the border. Their one dream is to reach freedom and safety and home.If they can just survive.
Endurance : the greatest adventure story ever told
In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles. <br><br>A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's <i>Endurance</i> now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson—inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.
The killing sea
After their boat is crushed during a devastating tsunami and her father goes missing in the destruction, American-born Sarah is befriended by a native-Indonesian boy, Ruslan, who helps her take care of her brother while also trying to cope with what has happened to his beloved village.
Touching Spirit Bear
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. This gripping, graphic survival story from an award-winning writer paints an unsparing picture of one violent teen and offers a poignant testimony to the power of pain that can destroy and may also heal.
Alive : sixteen men, seventy-two days, and insurmountable odds-- the classic adventure of survival in the Andes
Records the struggles and sufferings of a team of young Uruguayan rugby players as they battled for survival during the ten weeks following an airplane crash in the Andes, in a harrowing, true-life adventure.