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Ahern, Cecelia.   Flawed

In a future society where ‘flawed’ people who have committed crimes are branded with an F, a young girl takes a stand.

2016

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Angleberger, Tom.   Fuzzy

When Max (Maxine Zealster) befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Robot Integration Program.

2016

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Atkins, Jeannine.   Finding Wonders: a verse history of girls and science

"A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists"-- Provided by publisher.

2016

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Brown, Peter.   The Wild Robot

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

2016

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Evans, Richard Paul.   Fall of Hades

Michael and his friends try to recruit Hatch's Electric Youth to their side. (Michael Vey: Book 6)

2016

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Haddix, Margaret Peterson.   Children of Exile

A twelve-year-old girl raised in a foster village is returned to her biological parents, and discovers home is not what she expected it to be. (Children of Exile: Book 1)

2016

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Hubbard, Kirsten.   Race the Night

Eider might be living at the end of the world, but that won't stop her from searching for the things that could make it all begin again--especially after Teacher announces a mysterious new type of lessons that turn her life upside down.

2016

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Kwaymullina, Ambelin.   The Disappearance of Ember Crow

When Ashala and her Tribe of superpowered illegals forge an alliance with the "saurs," an intelligent race of lizards, their survival is threatened by a friend's disappearance. (The Tribe: book 2)

2016

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Lore, Pittacus.   United As One

John Smith, known as Number Four, has the power to eliminate the leader of the Mogodorians but needs all who have Legacies to form an army for a final showdown. (I Am Number Four: Book 7)

2016

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Oppel, Kenneth.   Every Hidden Thing

In the late nineteenth century, a budding romance develops between Rachel and Samuel, two teenagers from rival families of fossil hunters heading out to the badlands in search of a rare dinosaur skeleton.

2016

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Shusterman, Neal.   Hawking’s Hallway
It is up to Nick Slate to find the last of Nikola Tesla's powerful inventions--or face devastating consequences. (Accelerati Trilogy: Book 3)

2016

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Shusterman, Neal.   Scythe

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.

2016

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Stephenson, Sasha.   Iceling

“Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can't say "I love you" back. In fact, Callie can't say anything at all. Because Callie is an Iceling -- one of hundreds of teens who were discovered sixteen years ago on a remote Arctic island, all of them lacking the ability to speak or understand any known human language. Mysterious and panicked events lead to the two sisters embarking on a journey to the north, and now Lorna starts to see that there's a lot more to Callie's origin story than she'd been led to believe. Little does she know what's in store, and that she's about to uncover the terrifying secret about who -- and what -- Callie really is." Amazon.com

2016

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Dashner, James.   The Game of Lives

"Michael and his friends, Sarah and Bryson, must stop the Mortality Doctrine and those behind it now as the fate of humanity is in the balance"-- Provided by publisher. (Mortality Doctrine: Book 3)

2015

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Ford, Martyn.   The Imagination Box

A ten-year-old orphan discovers a box that can make the things he imagines become real and must keep the contraption from getting into the wrong hands with the help of a professor, his granddaughter, and a well-versed finger monkey.

2015

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Holyoke, Polly.   The Neptune Challenge

Nere and her friends, all genetically engineered to survive in the ocean, go on a rescue mission. (Neptune Project: book 2)

2015

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Alexander, William.   Ambassador

Appointed Earth's ambassador to the universe, twelve-year-old Gabe Fuentes faces two sets of "alien" problems when he discovers his parents are illegal aliens and face deportation and the Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions.

2014

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Brashares, Ann.   The Here and Now

Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve, came from another time and she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.

2014

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Holm, Jennifer L.   The Fourteenth Goldfish

Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

2014

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Kwaymullina, Ambelin.   The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

“Taking refuge among other teens who are in hiding from a government threatened by their supernatural powers, Ashala covertly practices her abilities only to be captured and interrogated for information about the location of her friends.”…Baker & Taylor (The Tribe: book 1)

2014

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London, Matt.   The 8th Continent
Hoping to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her power.

2014

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Scieszka, Jon.   Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his arch nemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan. (Frank Einstein: Book 1)

2014

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Colfer, Eoin.   The Reluctant Assassin

In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever. (W.A.R.P. Series: Book 1)

2013

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Gaiman, Neil.   Fortunately, the Milk

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

2013

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Lerangis, Peter.   The Colossus Rises
Teens Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass begin a quest to find seven pieces of Atlantis' power that were hidden long ago and that will, if returned to Atlantis, save them from certain death due to the genetic abnormality that also gives them superior abilities. (Seven Wonders: Book 1)

2013

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Mass, Wendy.   Pi in the Sky

Joss, the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe, must team up with a human girl to re-create Earth, when the planet is accidentally erased from existence.

2013

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McMann, Lisa.   The Trap Door

Continues the adventures of Dak, Sera, and Riq in mid-nineteenth-century America, where they work to free the Underground Railroad from SQ influences and Riq risks everything to save the life of a young boy. (Infinity Ring: Book 3)

2013

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Mieville, China.   Railsea

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one's death & the other's glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea--even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored mole she's been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago. (Paperback Collection)

2013

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Shearer, Alex.   The Cloud Hunters

In a post-apocalyptic world, Christein wishes to go on adventures in the high skies with Jenine and her family of Cloud Hunters, who are defined by the scars on their faces and labeled as outcasts. (The Cloud Hunters; Book 1)

2013

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Shusterman, Neal & Eric Elfman.   Tesla’s Attic

"With a plot combining science and the supernatural, four kids are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla "—(Accelerati Trilogy: Book 1)

2013

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Walker, Karen Thompson.   The Age of Miracles: a novel

Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

2013

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Bacigalupi, Paolo.   The Drowned Cities
In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her. (Companion to Ship Breaker).

2012

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Dashner, James.   A Mutiny in Time

Time has gone wrong, and best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste, together with the young Hystorian Riq, must use the infinity ring to travel back to one of the Great Breaks--a mutiny on the Santa María--to correct history and defeat the SQ. (Infinity Ring: Book 1)

 

2012

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Harstad, Johan.   172 Hours on the Moon: a novel

In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.

2012

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Kuhlman, Evan.   Brother from a Box

Sixth-grader Matt Rambeau finds out what it is like to have a brother when his father, a computer genius, creates a robot kid that goes to school with Matt, shares his feelings and ideas, plays, does chores, fights for his "life" when chased by spies, and becomes a part of the family.

2012

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Lowry, Lois.   Son

Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit. (Sequel to The Giver)

 

2012

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Meyer, Marissa.   Cinder

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

2012

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Kessler, Liz.   A Year without Autumn

Twelve-year-old Jenni's much-anticipated vacation with her family and best friend Autumn goes awry when an old elevator transports her to a future in which everything has changed, and she must not only return to her time but find a way to prevent what she has seen from coming true.

2011

Lore, Pittacus.   I Am Number Four
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. (Lorien Legacies Series: Book 1)

2011

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O’Brien, Caragh M.   Prized
Sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is in the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her when she is captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where she must follow a strict social code or never see her sister again. (The Birthmarked Trilogy: Book 2)

2011

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Revis, Beth.   Across the Universe
Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet three hundred years in the future, but her frozen slumber abruptly ends when someone on board the ship tries to murder her. (Paperback Collection)

2011

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Rollins, James.   Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx

When Connecticut middle-schooler Jake and his older sister Kady are transported back to Pangaea, the strange world of lost civilizations, they must find the truth behind the mythic Fire Opal Eye in order to survive. (Jake Ransom: Book 2)

2011

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Van Eekhout, Greg.   The Boy at the End of the World
Born half-grown in a world that is being destroyed, Fisher has instinctive knowledge of many things, including that he must avoid the robot that knows his name.

2011

Bacigalupi, Paolo.   Ship Breaker

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.

2010

Brennan, Herbie.   The Shadow Project

A young English thief stumbles on, and subsequently is recruited for, a super-secret operation that trains teenagers in remote viewing and astral projection techniques in order to engage in spying.

2010

Card, Orson Scott.   Pathfinder

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.

2010

Dashner, James.   The Scorch Trials

After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race. (Sequel to The Maze Runner)

2010

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O’Brien, Caragh M.   Birthmarked

When her midwife mother is forcibly taken away by the very people she serves, sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone starts to question the role of the Enclave and whether it deserves the loyalty her family has so faithfully given. (Birthmarked Trilogy: Book 1)

2010

Reichs, Kathy.   Virals

The niece of famed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, fourteen-year-old Tory and her three friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus that gives them special powers which they use to try to solve a murder.

2010

Shiga, Jason.   Meanwhile

In this choose-your-own adventure graphic novel, a boy stumbles on the laboratory of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine. (Graphic Novel, X 741.5 Sh6).

2010

Clayton, Emma.   The Roar

In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals, twelve-year-old Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed after being abducted, and continues to search for her in spite of the dangers he faces in doing so.

2009

Collins, Suzanne.   Catching Fire

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

(Hunger Games Series: Book 2)

2009

Dashner, James.   The Maze Runner

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.

2009

Diamand, Emily.   Raiders’ Ransom

In 22nd-century Great Britain, where climate change has caused vast flooding, the piratical Raiders kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter and thirteen-year-old Lilly Melkun, an English fisher-girl, takes her seacat on a daring rescue attempt, with a mysterious talking jewel from a past computer age tucked in her belt as ransom.

2009

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.   Sent

Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and Alex suddenly find themselves in 1483 at the Tower of London, where they discover that Chip and Alex are Prince Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, imprisoned by their uncle, King Richard III, but trying to repair history without knowing what is supposed to happen proves challenging. Author's note includes historical facts about the princes and king.

2009

Haddon, Mark.   Boom!

When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their actions.

2009

Reeve, Philip.   Fever Crumb

Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

2009

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Rollins, James.   Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow

Connecticut middle-schooler Jake and his older sister Kady are transported by a Mayan artifact to a strange world inhabited by a mix of people from long-lost civilizations who are threatened by prehistoric creatures and an evil alchemist, the Skull King.

2009

Snyder, Laurel.   Any Which Wall

In the middle of an Iowa cornfield, four children find a magic wall that enables them to travel through time and space.

2009

Stead, Rebecca.   When You Reach Me

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

2009

Teague, Mark.   The Doom Machine

When a spaceship lands in the small town of Vern Hollow in 1956, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim, studious Isadora Shumway form an unexpected alliance as they try to keep a group of extraterrestrials from stealing eccentric Uncle Bud's space travel machine.

2009

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Westerfeld, Scott.   Leviathan

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.

2009

Bertagna, Julie.   Exodus 

In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters, and convinces her people to travel to one of these cities in order to save themselves.

2008

Collins, Suzanne.   Hunger Games

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem 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.

2008

Falkner, Brian.   The Tomorrow Code

Two New Zealand teenagers receive a desperate SOS from their future selves and set out on a quest to stop an impending ecological disaster that could mean the end of humanity.

2008

Goodman, Allegra.   The Other Side of the Island

Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.

2008

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.   Found

When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time. (Book 1)

2008

Jinks, Catherine.   Genius Squad
After the Axis Institute is blown up, fifteen-year-old Cadell Piggot is unhappily stuck in foster care with constant police surveillance to protect him from the evil Prosper English until he gets an offer to join a mysterious group called Genius Squad. (Sequel to Evil Genius)

2008

Lloyd, Saci.   The Carbon Diaries 2015
In 2015, when England becomes the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing in a drastic bid to combat climate change, sixteen-year-old Laura documents the first year of rationing as her family spirals out of control.

2008

Pearson, Mary.   The Adoration of Jenna Fox  

In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

2008

Rex, Adam.   The True Meaning of Smekday

Twelve-year-old Gratuity Tucci has a hard time writing an essay on "The True Meaning of Smekday" due to her complex life after Earth was overtaken by aliens and her mother was kidnapped and taken to Happy Mouse Kingdom in Florida.

2007

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Shusterman, Neal.   Unwind

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

2007

Stewart, Trenton Lee.   The Mysterious Benedict Society  

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

2007

Walden, Mark.   The Overlord Protocol

Still trapped at the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, or H.I.V.E., evil-genius-in-training Otto Malpense is nearly assassinated and must now not only try to escape, but also find out who murdered his best friend--and save himself.

2007

Heath, Jack.   The Lab

When Agent Six, a member of The Deck, a group fighting against their corrupt society, discovers that he is the product of an illegal experiment by the evil Lab, he takes dangerous steps to discover the truth about himself.

2006

Pfeffer, Susan Beth.   Life As We Knew It

Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

2006

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Shusterman, Neal.   Everlost
When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.

2006

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Jinks, Catherine.   Evil Genius
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.

2005

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Patterson, James.   Maximum Ride: the Angel Experiment

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose. (A Maximum Ride Novel: Book 1)

2005

Paulsen, Gary.   The Time Hackers

When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks on twelve-year-old Dorso Clayman, he and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time trying to stop the gamesters who are endangering the universe.

2005

Westerfeld, Scott.   Uglies

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

2005

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Zevin, Gabrielle.   Elsewhere

After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."

2005

Colfer, Eoin.   The Supernaturalist 

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures.

2004

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DuPrau, Jeanne.   The People of Sparks

Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks. (Books of Ember: Book 2)

2004

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Oppel, Kenneth.   Airborn

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.

2004

Armstrong, Jennifer.   The Kindling

In 2007, a small band of children have joined together in a Florida town, trying to survive in a world where it seems that all the adults have been killed off by a catastrophic virus.    

2003

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DuPrau, Jeanne.   City of Ember

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. (Books of Ember: Book 1)

2003

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Blacker, Terence.   The Angel Factory

Spurred on by his best friend, twelve-year-old Thomas uncovers two major family secrets: that he was adopted, and that his perfect-seeming family is part of an other-worldly organization.

2002

Clements, Andrew.   Things Not Seen

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.  

 

2002

Farmer, Nancy.   The House of the Scorpion

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrâon, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

2002

Halam, Ann.   Dr. Franklin's Island

As the three survivors of a plane crash on their way to the rain forests of Ecuador, Semi, Miranda, and Arnie believe they are the only people on the island, yet they soon discover they are not as Dr. Franklin, a genetic engineer, reveals himself and his twisted plans. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults  

2002

Waugh, Sylvia.   Earthborn

 Upon suddenly learning that her parents are researchers from another planet and they must leave in seven days or risk discovery, twelve-year-old Nesta decides to stay in their York, England, home whether or not her parents go.

2002

Reeve, Philip.   Mortal Engines

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.

2001

Philbrick, W. R.   The Last Book in the Universe

After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.

2000

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.   Among the Hidden 

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong. (Shadow Children Series: Book 1)

1998

Paulsen, Gary.   The Transall Saga 

While backpacking in the desert, thirteen-year-old Mark falls into a tube of blue light and is transported into a more primitive world, where he must use his knowledge and skills to survive.   

1998

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Tolan, Stephanie.   Welcome to the Ark

When four child prodigies transfer from a center for research and rehabilitation to an experimental group home, they face another way of connecting with their world.

1996

Crichton, Michael.   The Lost World: a novel  

Six years after the secret disaster at Jurassic Park and the destruction of the dinosaurs, the dismantling of the park, and the closing of the island, rumors persist that some form of life has survived.

1995

Zindel, Paul.   Loch: a novel 

Fifteen-year-old Loch and his younger sister join their father on a scientific expedition searching for enormous prehistoric creatures sighted in a Vermont lake, but soon discover that the expedition's leaders aren't interested in preserving the creatures.

1994

Lowry, Lois.   The Giver

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

1993

Marsden, John.   Tomorrow, When the War Began

Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive. 

1993

Card, Orson Scott.   Ender's Game

Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader: and they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth, its mission - the annihilation of all human life. He could be our only hope, but first he must survive a brutal training program.    

1991

Crichton, Michael.   Jurassic Park: a novel 

A breakthrough in genetic engineering leads to the development of a technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA, a method that brings about the creation of Jurassic Park, a tourist attraction populated by creatures extinct for eons.  

1990

Christopher, John.   When the Tripods Came  

Fourteen-year-old Laurie and his family attempt to flee England when the Tripods descend from outer space and begin brainwashing everyone with their hypnotic Caps.

1988

Dickinson, Peter.   Eva

Eva, 13, wakes up in hospital after a horrifying car accident, an eight-month coma, and an astounding medical experiment. She has been given a totally new kind of life. For although her mind and personality are unchanged, her brain is being kept alive in the body of a chimpanzee.   

1988

 

Sleator, William.   The Duplicate

Sixteen-year-old David, finding a strange machine that creates replicas of living organisms, duplicates himself and suffers the horrible consequences when the duplicate turns against him.                                                                   

1988

Sleator, William.   Interstellar Pig

Barney's new next-door neighbors are unlike anyone he's ever met - utterly charming, slightly odd, and completely obsessed with a board game. When they invite Barney to join them in a game of Interstellar Pig, he's delighted, until things start to get a little strange.  

1984

Christopher, John.   The White Mountains

Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants.

1967

L'Engle, Madeleine.   A Wrinkle in Time

A midnight visitor escorts Meg, Calvin, and Charles across the barriers of space and time to another world.

1962