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FICTION: Action, Adventure, & Survival

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

Krakauer, Jon.

796.522 KRAKAUE

"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--BOOK JACKET.

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Into the wild

Krakauer, Jon.

979.8045 KRAKAUE

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the wild.

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Alienation

Lewis, J. S. (Jon S.)

TEEN LEWIS

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.

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The merchant of death

MacHale, D. J.

TEEN MACHALE

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.

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Tomorrow, when the war began

Marsden, John, 1950-

TEEN MARSDEN

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.

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Touching Spirit Bear

Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-

TEEN MIKAELS

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.

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A girl named Digit

Monaghan, Annabel.

TEEN MONAGHA

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.

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Z for Zachariah

O'Brien, Robert C.

TEEN OBRIEN

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.

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Life as we knew it

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-

TEEN PFEFFER

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.

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The middle of everywhere

Polak, Monique.

TEEN POLAK

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.

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Nation

Pratchett, Terry.

TEEN PRATCHE

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.

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Steelheart

Sanderson, Brandon.

TEEN SANDERS

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.

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Au revoir, crazy European chick

Schreiber, Joe, 1969-

TEEN SCHREIB

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.

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Peak

Smith, Roland, 1951-

TEEN SMITH

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

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Double

Valentine, Jenny.

TEEN VALENTI

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.

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