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FICTION: Action, Adventure, & Survival

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Lewis, J. S. (Jon S.)


Sixteen-year-old Colt McAllister, now in training at the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural academy, joins in the battle against alien forces and discovers startling truths about himself, his friendship with Oz, and why he is being singled out from his fellow recruits.

The merchant of death

MacHale, D. J.


Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. ... Before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

Tomorrow, when the war began

Marsden, John, 1950-


Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.

Tomorrow, when the war began

Marsden, John, 1950-


Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.

Touching Spirit Bear

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.

A girl named Digit

Monaghan, Annabel.


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.

Z for Zachariah

O'Brien, Robert C.


Seemingly the only person left alive after a nuclear war, a sixteen-year-old girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.

Life as we knew it

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-


Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

The middle of everywhere

Polak, Monique.


Fifteen-year-old Noah Thorpe is spending the school term in George River, in Quebec's Far North. The Inuit kids call Noah a Qallunaaq--the Inuktitut word for a non-Inuit person, someone ignorant of the customs of the North. Noah thinks the Inuit have a strange way of looking at the world, plus they eat raw meat and seal blubber. Most have never left George River--a town that doesn't even have its own doctor, let alone a McDonald's. But Noah's views change when he realizes he will have to learn a few lessons from his Inuit buddies if he wants to survive in the North.


Pratchett, Terry.


After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.


Sanderson, Brandon.


At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

Au revoir, crazy European chick

Schreiber, Joe, 1969-


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.


Smith, Roland, 1951-


A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.


Valentine, Jenny.


When sixteen-year-old Chap is mistaken for a missing boy, he leaves the home where he has been living temporarily and takes on this new identity, not knowing that it is as dangerous and uncertain as the life he has left behind.


White, Robb, 1909-


Needing money for school, a college boy accepts a job as guide on a desert hunting trip and nearly loses his life.

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