Teen Book Lists: Teen vs. Wild

[Printable book list]

Libba Bray / YP FIC BRAY
Beauty Queens (also available in audiobook)
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty con-testants on a mysterious island, they struggle to sur-vive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Brock Cole / YP FIC COLE
The Goats
Stripped and marooned on a small island by their fellow campers, a boy and a girl form an uneasy bond that grows into a deep friendship when they decide to run away and disappear without a trace.

Matt de la Peña / YP FIC DELAPENA
The Living (also available on audiobook)
After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

Nancy Farmer / YP FIC FARMER
A Girl Named Disaster (also available on audiobook)
While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nha-mo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to es-cape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.

Becca Fitzpatrick / YP FIC FITZPATR
Black Ice (also available on audiobook and in ebook)
Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of mur-ders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.

Christopher Golden / YP FIC GOLDEN
The Wild (also available in ebook)
Seventeen-year-old jack London makes the arduous journey to the Yukon's gold fields in 1893, becoming increasingly uneasy about super-natural foces in the wilderness that seeem to have taken a special interest in him.

Jean Hegland / YP FIC HEGLAND
Into the Forest
Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Con-gress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found.

Will Hobbs / YP FIC HOBBS
Downriver
Jessie and the other rebellious teenage members of a wilder-ness survival school team abandon their adult leader, hijack his boats, and try to run the dangerous white water at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Terry Hokenson / YP FIC HOKENSON
The Winter Road
Willa, still grieving over the death of her older brother and the neglect of her father, decides to fly a small plane to fetch her mother from Northern Ontario, but when the plane crashes she is all alone in the snowy wilderness.

Phillip Kerr / YP FIC KERR
The Winter Horses
Kalinka, a Ukrainian Jewish girl on the run from the Nazis, finds unlikely help from two rare Przewalski horses.

Andrew Klavan / YP FIC KLAVAN
If We Survive
When revolutionaries seize control of a country in Central America where sixteen-year-old Will is serving at a mission, he and the other vol-unteers find themselves in a desperate race to escape the violence and return home.

Richard Lewis / YP FIC LEWIS
The Killing Sea
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, meet and continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor for her brother.

James Vance Marshall / YP FIC MARSHALL
Walkabout
Two children are the sole survivors of an air-crash in the Australian desert. Lost, hungry and tired to exhaustion, they face certain death, when suddenly they meet a young aboriginal boy on his walkabout.

Prue Mason / YP FIC MASON
Camel Rider
Adam from Australia and Walid from Bangladesh, must rely on one another when war breaks out and they find themselves in the desert with no water, little food, and no common language.

David Massey / YP FIC MASSEY
Taken
Rio Cruz and a crew of young disabled veterans are teamed up to sail around the world for charity--but when they are kidnapped by a psychotic African warlord and his band of child soldiers the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare journey into the African jungle.

Harry Mazer / YP FIC MAZER
The Island Keeper
Longing to disappear after the death of her beloved younger sister, 16-year-old Cleo runs away from her overprotective and oppressive family and goes to a remote island where she is the only human inhabitant.

Harry Mazer / YP FIC MAZER
Snow Bound
Two teenagers caught in a snowstorm in a desolate area face a fight for survival.

Ben Mikaelsen / YP FIC MIKAELSE
Red Midnight
After soldiers kill his family, twelve-year-old Santiago and his four-year-old sister flee Guatemala in a kayak and try to reach the United States.

Craig Moodie / YP FIC MOODIE
Seaborn
A sudden storm sweeps Luke’sf ather overboard, leav-ing Luke to figure out how to survive on a damaged boat in the Gulf Stream while dealing with his feel-ings of guilt.

Alex Morel / YP FIC MOREL
Survive
A troubled girl is stranded in an arctic winter terrain after a plane crash and must fight for survival with the only other boy left alive.

Scott O'Dell / YP FIC ODELL
Island of the Blue Dolphins (also available on audiobook and in ebook)
Left alone on a beautiful but isolat-ed island, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance.

Scott O'Dell / YP FIC ODELL
Sarah Bishop
Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself.

Uri Orlev / YP FIC ORLEV
Run, Boy, Run
Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied Polish countryside.

Susan Beth Pfeffer / YP FIC PFEFFER
This World We Live In (also available in audiobook)
When the moon's gravitational pull increases, causing massive natural disasters on Earth, Miranda and her family struggle to survive in a world without cities or sunlight, and wonder if anyone else is still alive.

Terry Pratchett / YP FIC PRATCHET
Nation (also available audiobook)
After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.

Ginny Rorby / YP FIC RORBY
Lost in the River of Grass
When two Florida teenagers become stranded on a tiny island in the Everglades, they attempt to walk ten miles through swampland to reach civilization.

Erin Saldin / YP FIC SALDIN
The Girls of No Return
A troubled sixteen-year-old girl attending a wilderness school in the Idaho mountains must finally face the consequences of her complicated friendships with two of the other girls at the school.

Graham Salisbury / YP FIC SALISBURY
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat
Zenji Watanabe, seventeen, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese during World War II and, after he is captured and tortured, must find a way to survive months of being lost in the jungle behind enemy lines.

Jeff Strand / YP FIC STRAND
I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Everything unathletic sixteenyear-old Henry was dreading about survival camp turns out to be true--or even worse--when armed killers arrive and survival takes on a whole new meaning for the campers.

Sloane Tanen / YP FIC TANEN
Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?
After winning an essay contest, high school junior Francesca Manning finds herself stranded on an island with five celebrities when their plane crashes on the way to a charity event.

Theodore Taylor / YP FIC TAYLOR
The Cay (also available on audiobook)
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, a twelve-year-old white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old Negro are stranded on a small desert island in the Caribbean where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.

Diane Tullson / YP FIC TANEN
The Darwin Expedition
When an accident leaves Tej and Liam stranded in the wilderness, they must survive the elements, and the bear that is chasing them, long enough to get back to civilization.

Tim Wynne-Jones / YP FIC WYNNE
The Maestro: a novel
A runaway boy comes across a famous musician who lives on a beautiful lake. When the Maestro dies, the boy searches desperately for a way to keep the cabin. His plan leads to a terrifying and unforgettable confrontation.