Teen Adventure & Survival Fiction

By: Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-
Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, but the real terror begins when the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft.
By: Crewe, Megan.
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. 75,000 first printing.
By: Crockett, S. D. (Sophie D.)
Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen and an abandoned girl as he searches for his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.
By: Hesse, Karen.
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. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the Dust.
By: Hughes, Pat (Patrice Raccio)
Celebrating the first anniversary of the Fourth of July in an 18th-century coastal Connecticut town, 14-year-old Jake longs for adventure away from his strict father and endures life-risking hardship as a soldier and prisoner throughout the Revolutionary War.
By: Klavan, Andrew.
When revolutionaries seize control of a country in Central America where 16-year-old Will is serving on a mission trip, he and the other volunteers find themselves in a desperate race to escape the violence and return home.
By: Marsden, John, 1950-
Returning from a camping trip in the Australian bush, Ellie and her six friends are shocked to learn that their country has been invaded and that everyone in their home town has been taken prisoner. Reprint.
By: Lake, Nick.
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.
By: Laybourne, Emmy.
Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children. A first novel.
By: Lorentz, Dayna.
Teens Shay, Marco, Lexi, and Ryan, quarantined in a shopping mall when a biological bomb goes off in an air duct, learn that in an emergency people change, and not always for the better, as many become sick and supplies run low.
By: McCaughrean, Geraldine.
Approaching his 14th birthday, a day on which he is scheduled to die, Pepper Roux embarks on a rollicking journey to escape his fate and meets a series of outrageous new friends and enemies. By the Printz Medal-winning author of White Darkness. 20,000 first printing.
By: Morel, Alex.
"A troubled girl is stranded in an arctic winter terrain after a plane crash and must fight for survival with the only other boy left alive"--Provided by publisher.
By: Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-
Putting her poverty-stricken past beyond her, Jacky embarks on a thrilling adventure aboard the HMS Dolphin, where, while learning to become a skilled sailor, she will do anything to keep the crew from finding out that she is a girl, in a gripping novel set in the eighteenth-century. 10,000 first printing.
By: Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-
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. Reprint.
By: Muchamore, Robert.
When James is recently orphaned, he is recruited by a secret agency for his math skills and must undergo one hundred days of grueling training.
By: Mullin, Mike.
After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a new society.
By: Northrop, Michael.
A follow-up to Gentlemen finds three boys trapped at school by a record-breaking blizzard that forces them to employ extreme measures to survive and keep their heads, an effort that is complicated by the presence of two attractive fellow shut-ins.
By: Park, Linda Sue.
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.
By: Patneaude, David.
In 2097, men are a small and controlled minority in a utopian world ruled by women, and Kellen fights to save his father from an outbreak of the virus that killed ninety-seven percent of the male population thirty years earlier.
By: Scott, Elizabeth, 1972-
Megan Hathaway, unable to remember the plane crash of which she was the sole survivor, feels like an empty shell and loses all interest in her life and her friends, but unlikely friends help her face life as a "miracle."
By: Smith, Roland, 1951-
Twelve-year-old Chase Masters travels the country with his father, a "storm runner," but he is tested in ways he never could have imagined when he and a new friend are caught in a hurricane near St. Petersburg, Florida.
By: Woolston, Blythe, author.
In a day-after-tomorrow Montana, fifteen-year-old Valley (now Valkyrie) and her big brother leave their underground den to fight a government that will kill them like coyotes.