These adventure titles, recommended for teen readers, can be found in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.
Allende, Isabel. City of the beasts.
Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid beast in the Amazon. 1st of a series.
J ALLENDE [This book is located in J Fiction on the Lower Floor]
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Fever, 1793.
In 1793 Philadelphia, 14 year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns perseverance and self-reliance when she must cope with a yellow fever epidemic.
Bray, Libba. A great and terrible beauty.
After living in India, 16 year old Gemma returns to England in 1895. She attends a finishing school and learns of her magical abilities in the spirit world. 1st in a trilogy.
Donnelly, Jennifer. A northern light.
Mattie is 16 in 1906, and determined to attend college and be a writer. She takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
Lawrence, Iain. The wreckers.
Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father, himself and an evil secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded. 1st of a series.
J LAWRENCE [This book is shelved in the J Fiction section, Lower Floor]
Lester, Julius. Pharaoh's daughter: a novel of ancient Egypt.
The story of Moses, through the eyes of the daughter of the Pharaoh, who finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.
J LESTER [This book is shelved in the J Fiction section, Lower Floor]
Martel, Yann. Life of Pi.
Pi survives a shipwreck, only to find himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger.
MARTEL [This title is part of the Fiction Collection on the Mezzanine. It is also available as a Book on CD]
McKernan, Victoria. Shackleton's stowaway.
Perce hid aboard the Endurance hoping for adventure, but didn't expect frostbite, starvation, or death when Shackleton and his crew attempt to cross Antarctica.
J MCKERNAN [This book is shelved in the J Fiction section, Lower Floor]
Meyer, L. A. Curse of the Blue Tattoo.
Mary "Jacky" Faber's risky adventure disguised as a boy on a war ship was much easier than Jacky's new life attending a Boston girl's school in this sequel to Bloody Jack.
YA MEYER [Also available as a Playaway MP3 player]
Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear.
When Cole's rage lands him in court, he opts for Native American justice that sends him to Alaska. He thinks he can escape this prison, but a spirit bear has other plans. 1st in a series.
J SF MIKAELSON [This book is located in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Collection in the Children's Area, Lower Floor]
Moran, Katy. Bloodline.
While traveling through early seventh-century Britain trying to stop an impending war, Essa, who bears the blood of native British tribes and of the invading Anglish, makes discoveries that divide his loyalties.
Patterson, James. School's out-- forever.
After a short stay with an FBI agent who gives them a chance to live a normal life, the six genetically-altered, winged youths head to Florida and Max's ultimate destiny--to save the world, whether she wants to or not. 2nd of a series.
Paulsen, Gary. Brian's winter.
Instead of being rescued from a plane crash, as in Hatchet, this story shows what would have happened if Brian had been forced to survive a winter with only his pack and hatchet. Companion book to Hatchet and The River.
Rees, Celia. Sorceress.
Eighteen-year-old Agnes, a Mohawk Indian who descended from a line of shamanic healers, uses her own newly-discovered powers to uncover the story of her ancestor, a seventeenth-century New England English healer who fled charges of witchcraft to make her life with the local Indians.
YA SF REES
Stevenson, Robert Lewis. Treasure Island.
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate's fortune as well as great danger.
YA STEVENSON [Also available in Playaway MP3 format]
Westerfeld, Scott. So yesterday.
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.