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Thrillers for Teens

Suspense and thrills to keep you at the edge of your seat! These titles are shelved in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.

Broach, Elise. Desert crossing.
A summer trip across the New Mexico desert turns nightmarish for Lucy, her older brother Jamie, and his best friend Kit, as they become involved in the suspicious death of a young girl.
YA BROACH

Burt, Guy. The hole.
Five British teens stage the ultimate prank by disappearing into a small, inescapable cellar underneath their school for three days, but will they be able to get out as planned?
BURT [Located in Adult Fiction on the Mezzanine]

Collins, Suzanne. The hunger games.
In a future North America, the rulers of maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
YA SF COLLINS

Cooney, Caroline B. The face on the milk carton.
A young girl is shocked to discover the face on a milk carton is her face when she was young. Are her parents her real parents, or was she kidnapped as a young child?
YA M COONEY

Cormier, Robert. Tenderness.
A psychological thriller told by a teenage serial killer and the runaway girl who falls in love with him.
YA CORMIER

Doctorow, Cory. Little brother.
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security after a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, 17 year-old Marcus, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
YA DOCTOROW

Flinn, Alex. Nothing to lose.
Michael is on the run as a carny after one too many abuses by his stepfather, but now his mother is on trial for killing his stepfather and he knows he must go home.
YA FLINN

Hartinger, Brent. The last chance Texaco.
Lucy Pitt struggles to fit in as a new tenant at a last-chance foster home, amidst mysterious arson and the threat of "Eat-Their-Young Island."
YA HARTINGER

Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker.
After the death of his guardian, Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, M16. 1st in a series.
J HOROWITZ

Nickerson, Sara. How to disappear completely and never be found.
With a swimming medal, a key to a mansion, and a comic book as clues, Margaret seeks the truth of her father's mysterious death four years earlier in the Pacific Northwest.
J NICKERSON [Located in J Fiction, Lower Floor Children's Area]

Patterson, James. Daniel X: watch the skies.
A terrifying outlaw has just arrived in town, throwing it into chaos--and filming the pandemonium for the folks back home. Only one person can stop him from destroying the city.
YA SF PATTERSON

Price, Charlie. Dead connection.
A loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her.
YA PRICE

Springer, Nancy. Blood trail.
After his best friend is murdered, seventeen-year-old Booger realizes he is the only one who has any idea who might have committed the crime--but he doesn't dare tell anyone.
YA M SPRINGER

Stolarz, Laurie Faria. Blue is for nightmares.
Sixteen-year-old Stacey Brown has nightmares of her roommate being murdered and hopes that her magic will be enough to protect --unlike the last person whose death she dreamed.
YA SF STOLARZ

Zindel, Paul. Rats.
Thriller about rats who escape from a dump on New York City's Staten Island and the courageous teenager who stops the rodents from taking over the city.
YA ZINDEL

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