Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Will Survive! Stories about teens surviving on their own in extreme circumstances

These are just some of the teen survival books we're highlighting in September. If you're interested, reserve them in the catalog by clicking the title/author.
Apocalypse by Tim Bowler 15-year-old Kit & his parents must ground their sinking sailboat on a rocky island inhabited by a primitive sect who believe the stranded family has been sent by the devil. And will they be able to escape the islanders, who clearly want to kill Kit? An ordinary teenage boy faces a world filled with malice in this eerie, haunting thriller.
Death Mountain by Sherry Shahan While traveling to visit the mother she has not heard from in almost a year, Erin & another teenage girl become lost in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains & must struggle for six days to survive. 
Exodus by Julie Bertagna In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, 15-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms & rising waters, & convinces her people to travel to one of these cities in order to save themselves. Sequel: Zenith .
Footprints in Time by Petru Popescu While Jack is visiting his father, a research scientist in Tanzania, their plane goes down over the savanna, killing everyone but Jack, who meets a mysterious creature who helps him survive.
Gone by Michael Grant In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of 14 suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not. Sequel: Hunger .
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth 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. Sequel: The Dead & the Gone.

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