Following the Haitian earthquake, Shorty, a gang member, is trapped in the rubble of a hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions of his life and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in 1804.
Losing touch with everything he believes in the wake of a cousin's overdose, his younger brother's disappearance and his Arkansas community's obsession with an extinct bird, high school senior Cullen struggles to hold his family together, while a disillusioned missionary searches for meaning.
A tale set in a Gulf Coast shanty town 100 years in the future finds teen Nailer dreaming of a better life on the sea before discovering a beached clipper ship and lone survivor. By the Nebula- and Hugo-nominated author of Pump Six and Other Stories.
After being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob (aka mad cow) disease, disaffected teenager Cameron Smith sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.
Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen year old--discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symmes's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of a hollow Earth.Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen-year-old--discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symmes's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the centerof a hollow Earth.
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Soon after fifteen year old Daisy arrives at her aunt's farm in England her aunt goes away on business, leaving Daisy with four cousins she's never met--the next day when London is attacked by an unnamed enemy, power fails, systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated with no adults in charge and no rules, and yet the cousins' uncanny bond grows into something extraordinary as time passes.
A powerful novel, told in dual narratives, takes readers on an unforgettable journey through history, as seventeen-year-old backpacker Jacob Todd travels through Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, a soldier who died in a nearby town in World War II, while in 1944, a teenage girl named Geertrui meets an English soldier named Jacob Todd, who must hide with her family.
Young Ju Park is unhappy with her journey to America as her family suffers hard times upon their arrival, yet when her father suddenly becomes violent, Young Ju is thankful when he leaves so that her family can start over.
After moving to an old coal-mining town to tend to his elderly grandfather, Kit accepts an invitation from a new friend to play a dangerous game, venturing into the depths to reconnect with ancestors who had worked and died within its walls.