Underground Resistance

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Crewel
Gennifer Albin

SF TEEN ALBIN

Sixteen-year-old Adelice has a secret gift that allows her to embroider and manipulate the fabric of life, the very gift her world needs to sustain itself. She quickly finds out that everything is not as it seems on the surface in Manipulation Services, and that her world might not be the only one out there.


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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

TEEN ALEXIE

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. While there, he finds himself caught between two worlds and trying to resist the cycle of poverty, alcoholism, and hopelessness that has characterized his world. National Book Award winner.


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Tales of the Madman Underground
Barnes John

TEEN BARNES

In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be “normal,” despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground. Printz Honor book.


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Graceling
Kristin Cashore

SF TEEN CASHORE

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with the enigmatic young fighter Po to save their land from a corrupt king.


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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

TEEN CHBOSKY

Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt. Along the way, he finds himself belonging in a group of outsiders who are trying to resist the social expectations and perspectives of their peers.


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The Auslander
Paul Dowswell

HIST TEEN DOWSWELL

German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.


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Truancy
Isamu Fukui

TEEN FUKUI

In the City, where an iron-fisted Mayor’s goal is perfect control through education, fifteen-year-old Tack is torn between a growing sympathy for the Truancy, an underground movement determined to bring down the system at any cost, and the desire to avenge a death caused by a Truant.


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Looking For Alaska
John Green

PRINTZ TEEN GREEN

Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, resisting authority, and searching for “the great perhaps,” a search intensified after a fatal car crash that leaves him questioning life and death. Printz Award winner.


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The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton

TEEN HINTON

Hinton’s genre defining novel explores the struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent’s death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.


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Awaken
Katie Kacvinsky

SF TEEN KACVINSKY

In the year 2060, when people hardly ever leave the security of their houses and instead do everything online, Madeline Freeman, the seventeen-year-old daughter of the man who created the national digital school attended by all citizens, is wooed by a group of radicals who are trying to get people to “unplug.”


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Legend
Marie Lu

SF TEEN LU

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.


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Delirium: The Special Edition
Lauren Oliver

SF TEEN OLIVER

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love and discovers a whole world of underground resistance.


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Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
Mal Peet

HIST TEEN PEET

In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his family.


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Divergent (Book 1)
Veronica Roth

SF TEEN ROTH

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


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Unwind
Neal Shusterman

SF TEEN SHUSTERMAN

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives “unwound” and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs—and, perhaps, save their own lives.


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Article 5: Compliance is Mandatory
Kristen Simmons

SF TEEN SIMMONS

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties, but when Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action.


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Memento Nora
Angie Smibert

SF TEEN SMIBERT

In a near future in which terrorism is commonplace but memories of horrors witnessed can be obliterated by a pill, teens Nora, Winter, and Micah create an underground comic to share with their classmates the experiences they want to remember.


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Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein

HIST TEEN WEIN

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while resisting her captors. Printz Honor book.


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American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang

GRAPHIC TEEN YANG

Through a mix of humor and mythology, Yang tells the story of the internal struggle a Chinese-American boy goes through as he tries to resist the prevalent stereotypes all around him and define himself. Printz Award winner.


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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

HIST TEEN ZUSAK

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel—a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.


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