Teen Book Lists: All Around the World

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A. C. E. Bauer / YP FIC BAUER
Gil Marsh
High school track star Gil Marsh comes to terms with the loss of his close friend and teammate, Enko, and his own mortality while on a journey to Canda to find Enko's grave.

Sita Brahmachari / YP FIC BRAHMACH
Jasmine Skies
Levenson travels from London to Kolkata to meet her aunt and her cousin and to find out why the families haven't spoken in years.

Beverley Brenna / YP FIC BRENNA
The White Bicycle
Taylor Jane Simon, an eighteen-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome, travels to France, as she struggles to become independent of her controlling mother and meets a new mentor.

Melody Carlson / YP FIC CARSON
Notes From a Spinning Planet Series
Notes from a Spinning Planet: Ireland
Papua New Guinea
Maddie Chase travels the world with her globe-trotting Aunt and gets more than she bargained for as she finds the dark and dangerous side of wherever she goes.

Ally Carter / YP FIC CARTER
Heist Society Series
Heist Society (also available in audiobook)
Uncommon Criminals (also available in audiobook)
Perfect Scoundrels
Maddie Chase travels the world with her globe-trotting Aunt and gets more than she bargained for as she finds the dark and dangerous side of wherever she goes.

Caela Carter / YP FIC CARTER
My Best Friend, Maybe (also available in ebook)
Colette's life is near-perfect, if boring, so when her ex-best friend, Sadie, asks her to come on vacation to the Greek Islands for a family wedding, Colette agrees but is surprised to learn Sadie's true reason for the invitation.

Collen Craig / YP FIC CRAIG
Afrika
For thirteen-year-old Kim, travel to South Africa with her journalist mother will mark the end of her childhood and the beginning of a remarkable journey. Expecting nothing more than three months in her motherís homeland, Kim comes to terms with the countryís diverse and often shocking history.

Julia Donaldsen / YP FIC DONALDSO
Running on the Cracks
After her parents are killed in an accident, English teenager Leonora Watts-Chan runs away to Glasgow, Scotland, to find her Chinese grandparents.

Gayle Forma / YP FIC FORMAN
Just Ones Series
Just One Day
Just One Year
Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love. Then Willem goes in search of her, hoping to make the day turn into something more.

Keith Gray / YP FIC GRAY
Ostrich Boys (also available in audiobook)
After their best friend Ross dies, English teenagers Blake, Kenny, and Sim plan a proper memorial by taking his ashes to Ross, Scotland, an adventure-filled journey that tests their loyalty to each other and forces them to question what friendship means.

Wolfgang Hernandorf / YP FIC HERNNDOR
Why We Took the Car
Mike Klingenberg is a troubled teen from a dysfunctional family in Berlin who thinks he is boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent includes Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited--until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.

Fred Hiatt / YP FIC HIATT
Nine Days
Tenth-graders Ethan and Ti-Anna go to Hong Kong seeking her father, an exiled Chinese democracy activist who has disappeared, and follow his trail to Vietnam and back, also uncovering illegal activity along the way.

Charlie Higson / YP FIC HIGSON
Young James Bond Series
Silverfin (also available on audiobook and as a graphic novel)
Blood Fever (also available on audiobook)
Double or Die (also available on audiobook)
Hurricane Gold
By Royal Command (also available on audiobook)
Before he was a super-spy, he was still Bond. These are the adventures of a teen bond finding danger wherever he travels.

L. Tam Holland / YP FIC HOLLAND
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong
Vee's history assignment is to create a family tree, but he doesn't know anything about his family beyond his parents' generation.

Ryan Inzana / YP FIC INZANA
Ichiro
Ichiro, the son of a fallen American soldier, relocates with his mother to her ancestral Japan, where after visiting temples with his grandfather, he experiences a supernatural encounter that teaches him about the natures of humans, gods, and war.

Maureen Johnson / YP FIC JOHNSON
Little Blue Envelope Series
13 Little Blue Envelopes
The Last Little Blue Envelope
When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

Jenny B. Jones / YP FIC JONES
There You'll Find Me
Finley, knowledge of the land her deceased brother loved, spends senior year in Ireland, where teen movie idol Beckett Rush, equally troubled, desires her company.

Kathleen Karr / YP FIC KARR
Born for Adventure
In 1887, as assistant to Henry Morton Stanley, renowned explorer of the African continent, sixteen-year-old Tom Ormsby makes a perilous trek.

Nick Lake / YP FIC LAKE
In Darkness
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence.

Josanne La Valley / YP FIC LAVALLEY
The Vine Basket
Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime, so when an American offers to buy all the baskets she can make in three weeks, Mehrigul strives for a better future for herself and her family despite her father's opposition.

Graham Marks / YP FIC MARKS
Missing in Tokyo: a Novel
When his older sister is reported missing, teenager Adam travels from England to Tokyo, Japan, to look for her.

Sharon E. McKay / YP FIC MCKAY
Thunder Over Kandahar (also available in audiobook)
Teenage best friends Tamanna and Yasmine face arranged marriages and persecution by the Taliban in their Afghan village, so they flee through dangerous mountain passes with only one another to rely upon.

Siobhán Parkinson / YP FIC PARKINSO
Long Story Short
Jono and his eight-year-old sister Julie run away when, soon after their grandmother's death, their alcoholic mother hits Julie, but when the police find them in Galway, Jono learns he is in big trouble.

Anna Perera / YP FIC PERERA
The Glass Collector
A fifteen-year-old boy lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo and collects broken glass while hoping to find a future he can believe in.

Stephanie Perkins / YP FIC PERKINS
Anna and the French Kiss (also available on audiobook)
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.

J. L. Powers / YP FIC POWERS
This Thing Called the Future
Fourteen-year-old Khosi's mother wants her to get an education to break out of their South African shantytown, although she herself is wasting away from an untreated illness, while Khosi's grandmother, Gogo, seeks help from a traditional Zulu healer.

J. L. Powers / YP FIC POWERS
This Thing Called the Future
Fourteen-year-old Khosi's mother wants her to get an education to break out of their South African shantytown, although she herself is wasting away from an untreated illness, while Khosi's grandmother, Gogo, seeks help from a traditional Zulu healer.

Kristin Rae / YP FIC RAE
Wish You Were Italian: an If Only Novel
Pippa Preston, sent to Italy for a three-month art history program, decides instead to see the country on her own, armed with a list of such goals as eating an entire pizza and falling in love with an Italian, but soon finds herself attracted both to a dangerous local boy and an American archaeology student.

Diana Renn / YP FIC RENN
Tokyo Heist
After a high-profile art heist of three van Gogh drawings in her home town of Seattle, sixteen-year-old Violet Rossi finds herself in Japan with her artist father, searching for the related van Gogh painting.

Rick Riordan / YP FIC RIORDAN
The Kane Chronicles
The Red Pyramid (also available on audiobook, in ebook, and as a graphic novel)
The Throne of Fire (also available on audiobook)
The Serpent's Shadow
Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.

Joe Schreiber / YP FIC SCHREIBE
Perry's Killer Playlist
As his rock band tours Italy, eighteen-year-old Perry says a reluctant "bonjour" to Gobi, his former exchange student/Lithuanian assassin, who enlists his help on a justice-dispensing rampage all over Europe.

Gary Soto / YP FIC SOTO
World's Apart: Traveling with Fernie and Me: Poems
Eager to see what lies beyond their own back yards, Fernie and his friend take an imaginary trip around the world.

Angie Stanton / YP FIC STANTON
Royally Lost
Dragged on a family vacation to Europe, Becca wants nothing more than to go home until she unexpectedly meets Nikolai, a freedom-seeking crown prince who is hiding his true identity.

Adapted by Lo&iulm;c Dauvillier / YP FIC Verne
Around the World in 80 Days
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic book captures the experiences of Phileas Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, in an array of international period settings that mark their effort to circumvent the globe.

Gloria Whelan / YP FIC WHELAN
The Impossible Journey
In 1934, thirteen-year-old Marya and her younger brother, Georgi, set out alone on a long and arduous journey into Siberia to find their mother after she and their father are exiled for opposing Stalin.

Gloria Whelan / YP FIC WHELAN
Parade of Shadows
In 1907, sixteen-year-old Julia Hamilton, happy to accompany her diplomat father on a tour of the Ottoman-controlled cities of Istambul, Damascus, Palmyra, and Aleppo, soon finds the journey increasingly hazardous as she begins to uncover her father's true mission and the secret motivations of the other travelers in their group.