Teen Adventure Booklist

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Beauty Queens
Libba Bray

TEEN BRAY

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.


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Pathfinder
Orson Scott Card

SF TEEN CARD

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others’ pasts, but revelations after his father’s death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.


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Heist Society
Ally Carter

TEEN CARTER
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop’s father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.


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The Maze Runner (Book 1)
James Dashner

SF TEEN DASHNER

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.


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Gone
Michael Grant

SF TEEN GRANT

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen 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.


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An Abundance of Katherines
John Green

TEEN GREEN

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.


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The Young Bond Series, Book One: SilverFin (A James Bond Adventure, new cover)
Charlie Higson

TEEN HIGSON

This prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, introduces us to the young James when he’s just started boarding school in England and is about to become involved in his first adventure.


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Crossing the Wire
Will Hobbs

TEEN HOBBS
Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico.


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In Darkness
Nick Lake

PRINTZ TEEN LAKE

In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence and his lost twin sister.


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I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, Book 1)
Pittacus Lore

SF TEEN LORE
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.


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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, 1)
Patrick Ness

SF TEEN NESS

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.


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Trapped
Michael Northrop

TEEN NORTHROP
Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.


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Tokyo Heist
Diana Renn

TEEN RENN

After a high-profile art heist of three van Gogh drawings in her home town of Seattle, sixteen-year-old Violet Rossi finds herself in Japan with her artist father, searching for the related van Gogh painting.


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Peak
Roland Smith

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


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Variant
Robison Wells

SF TEEN WELLS
After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico’s Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.


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So Yesterday
Scott Westerfeld

TEEN WESTERFELD

Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is paid by corporations to spot what is “cool,” combines his analytical skills with girlfriend Jen’s creative talents to find a missing person and thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer culture.


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Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083
Andrea White

SF TEEN WHITE
In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds, who were by chance deprived of the opportunity to continue their educations, reenact Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality television show and are secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.


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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Rick Yancey

MYS TEEN YANCEY

Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.


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