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M.T. Anderson

SF TEEN ANDERSON

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble


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Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi

PRINTZ TEEN BACIGALUPI

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


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iBoy
Kevin Brooks

Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack that caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences.


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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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The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)
Jeanne DuPrau

SF TEEN DUPRAU

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.


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Bunker 10
J. A. Henderson

SF TEEM HENDERSON

Something is going terribly wrong at the top secret Pinewood Military Installation, and the teenage geniuses who study and work there are about to discover a horrible truth as they lead a small military force trying to retrieve data and escape before the compound self-destructs.


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Crater (A Helium-3 Novel)
Homer Hickam

SF TEEN HICKAM

In the twenty-second century, sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood, who mines the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth, undertakes a deadly mission that could mean the difference between life and death for every inhabitant on the moon.


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Evil Genius
Catherine Jinks

SF TEEN JINKS

Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.


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Epic
Conor Kostick

SF TEEN KOSTICK

On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik persuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik’s father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.


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Proxy
Alex London

SF TEEN LONDON

Privileged Syd and his proxy, Knox, are thrown together to overthrow the system.


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A Confusion of Princes
Garth Nix

SF TEEN NIX

Battling aliens, space pirates and competitors, Prince Khemri meets a young woman named Raine and learns more than he expected about the hidden workings of a vast, intergalactic Empire and about himself.


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Airborn
Kenneth Oppel

SF TEEN OPPEL

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth’s surface.


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Across the Universe
Beth Revis

SF TEEN REVIS

Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.


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Leviathan
Scott Westerfeld

SF TEEN WESTERFELD

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.


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The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey

SF TEEN YANCEY

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them


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