Survival!

Great adventure books for teens.

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Adrift
Artist/Author/Cast:
Griffin, Paul
Call Number:
YP F Griffin
Description:

A group of teens sail out into the ocean, become lost at sea, and must work together to survive.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Twain, Mark
Call Number:
JF/F Twain
Description:

Rather than "be 'sivilized," Huckleberry Finn sets off with Jim, an escaped slave, to find freedom on the Mississippi River.

Be Not Far from Me
Artist/Author/Cast:
McGinnis, Mindy
Call Number:
HS F McGinnis
Description:

Lost in the Great Smoky Mountains, Ashley must put her wilderness survival skills to the ultimate test.

Crossing the Wire
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hobbs, Will
Call Number:
YP F Hobbs
Description:

Victor journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the U.S. to support his family in Mexico.

Dry
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shusterman, Neal
Call Number:
HS F Shusterman
Description:

When the taps run dry, Alyssa's suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation, and she must make impossible choices.

Edge of Nowhere
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smelcer, John
Call Number:
YP F Smelcer
Description:

Edge of Nowhere Seth and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands, where they struggle to survive.

The Eleventh Plague
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hirsch, Jeff
Call Number:
YP F Hirsch
Description:

Stephen travels post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his father risks everything to save two strangers, Stephen's life turns upside down.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Farmer, Nancy
Call Number:
YP F Farmer
Description:

While journeying to Zimbabwe, Nhamo escapes drowning and starvation, and comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.

Hatchet
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
JF/YP F Paulsen
Description:

After a plane crash, young Brian must survive in the wilderness with only the aid of a hatchet.

I Am Still Alive
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marshall, Kate Alice
Call Number:
HS F Marshall
Description:

Stranded in the woods with few supplies and survival skills, a disabled girl prepares for winter and evaluates her predicament.

The Island
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levez, Olivia
Call Number:
YP F Levez
Description:

Alone on an island, Frances must learn to survive while coming to terms with the crimes she has committed.

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Dell, Scott
Call Number:
YP F O'Dell
Description:

A young Indian girl survives eighteen years alone on a beautiful, isolated island off the coast of California.

Life of Pi
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martel, Yann
Call Number:
HS F/F Martel
Description:

Zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a lifeboat and is lost at sea.

A Long Walk to Water
Artist/Author/Cast:
Park, Linda Sue
Call Number:
YP F Park
Description:

Nya and Salva both grow up in Sudan, facing their own hardships and challenges before their stories miraculously interwine.

Lost in the River of Grass
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rorby, Ginny
Call Number:
YP F Rorby
Description:

When two teens become stranded on an island in the Everglades, they attempt to walk through swampland to reach civilization.

Navigating Early
Artist/Author/Cast:
Vanderpool, Clare
Call Number:
YP F Vanderpool
Description:

The adventures of two boys' quest on the Appalachian Trail, where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

North
Artist/Author/Cast:
Napoli, Donna Jo
Call Number:
YP F Napoli
Description:

Tired of his mother's overprotectiveness, Alvin travels north and spends a season with a trapper near the Arctic Circle.

Notes from My Captivity
Artist/Author/Cast:
Parks, Kathy
Call Number:
HS F Parks
Description:

Adrienne investigates a legendary family of hermits; but when disaster strikes, befriending that family becomes her best hope for escape.

Peak
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Roland
Call Number:
YP F Smith
Description:

Peak attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

The Raft
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bodeen, S. A.
Call Number:
HS F Bodeen
Description:

Robbie's plane has crashed, but the real terror begins when the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the life raft.

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