Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Action & Adventure Stories

Hokenson, Terry,

Seventeen-year-old Willa, still grieving over the death of her older brother and the neglect of her ...

Meyer, L. A.

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herse...

Riordan, Rick.

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of...

Deuker, Carl.

Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen...

Oppel, Kenneth.

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chapero...

Pratchett, Terry.

After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, ...

Paulsen, Gary.

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, lear...

Doctorow, Cory.

After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major...

Reeve, Philip.

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprenti...

Bray, Libba.

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob'...

Colfer, Eoin.

In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, h...

London, Jack, 1876-1916.

The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to ...

Butcher, A. J.

As students at a special high school that trains them to be secret agents, six teenagers struggle to...

Lewis, Richard,

In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, ...

Smith, Roland,

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

Wolf, Allan.

The letters and thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, members of the Corps of Discovery, their guide Sacagaw...

Yancey, Richard.

Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Art...

Higgins, Jack,

Resentful of having to go and live with their estranged father after the death of their mother, fift...

Horowitz, Anthony,

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to c...

Lore, Pittacus.

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidd...

Perkins, Lynne Rae.

A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middl...

Corrigan, Eireann,

High school juniors and best friends Finn and Chloe hatch a daring plot to fake Chloe's disappe...

Christopher, Lucy.

Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and t...

McNab, Andy.

A boy who believes his grandfather to be a traitor, a spy who turned against England and then disapp...

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Seemingly the only person left alive after the holocaust of a war, a young girl is relieved to see a...

Herlong, M.H.

Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing...

Carter, Ally.

A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fi...

Fama, Elizabeth.

Escaping from a sinking ferry in the waters off Sumatra, fourteen-year-old Emily fights for survival...

Bowler, Tim.

Fifteen-year-old Kit and his parents must ground their sinking sailboat on a rocky island inhabited ...

Turner, Megan Whalen.

Kidnapped and sold into slavery, Sophos, an unwilling prince, tries to save his country from being d...

Hussey, Charmian.

When strange events occur in his newly inherited manor house in Cornwall, England, Stephen, a teenag...

Schreiber, Joe,

Perry's parents insist that he take Gobi, their quiet, Lithuanian exchange student, to senior p...