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Adventure & Survival

Hit the RoadHit the Road 
by Caroline B. Cooney 
YA COONEY, C.

Sixteen-year-old Brit reluctantly agrees to drive her grandmother to her college reunion on a trip that turns into a wild cross country chase that involves lies, schemes, kidnapping and the terrors of parallel parking.

 

The Winter RoadThe Winter Road 
by Terry Hokenson 
YA HOKENSON, T.

When a small plane she is flying solo crashes in the Canadian wilderness, seventeen- year-old Willow has a choice – survive and find her way back home or die.

 

Born to RockBorn to Rock 
by Gordon Korman 
YA KORMAN, G.

Harvard-bound Leo has his entire future planned, but fate throws Leo for a loop when he discovers that his biological father is the king of the punk rock scene.

 

Black DuckBlack Duck 
by Janet Taylor Lisle 
YA LISLE, J.

While researching a newspaper story that he is writing, fourteen-year-old David uncovers secrets surrounding the deaths of three bootleggers on the rum-running vessel The Black Duck in 1929.

 

Eva Underground: A NovelEva Underground: A Novel 
by Dandi Daley Mackall 
YA MACKALL, D.

High school senior, Eva is dragged by her widowed father to Poland, where he joins an underground education movement working against the Communist rulers.

 

Life As We Knew ItLife As We Knew It 
by Susan Beth Pfeffer 
YA SF PFEFFER, S.

In her journal, sixteen-year-old Miranda records the catastrophic events that occur after a meteor strikes the moon and alters its course causing tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and escalating chaos around the world.

 

The Pride of BaghdadThe Pride of Baghdad 
by Brian K. Vaughan 
741.5 VAU

A graphic novel that explores the world of the zoo animals that were accidentally freed during the American bombing of  Iraq.

 

The Rules of Survival The Rules of Survival 
by Nancy Werlin 
YA WERLIN, N.

When Matthew and his younger sister witness a man standing up to an abusive parent in a store, they think they may have found a hero who will save them from their vicious mother.