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					                           Adventure Titles for Teens
Adventure books are about survival, danger, travel, exploration, or heroism.
The story can take place in any time period, and may be true (nonfiction) or
imaginary (fiction).

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg survives many hair-raising adventures as he
tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.

Bloody Jack : Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer
Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old
orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship
set for high sea adventure in search of pirates. Sequel: Curse of the Blue
Tattoo.

Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulen
You're all alone in the northern Canadian woods, memories of the plane crash
wandering through your mind. All you have to survive is a solitary hatchet, and your
knowledge of that summer in the wilderness. Will you make it out alive? (Sequel to:
Hatchet and The River)

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
The main character of "Hoot" is Roy Eberhardt, a middle school student who has
just moved to Florida from Montana. Being a new kid on the block, Roy becomes a
victim of a school bully named Dana Matherson.

Lionboy by Zizou Corder
In the near future, a boy who can speak the language of cats sets out from London to
seek his kidnapped parents and finds himself on a Paris-bound circus ship learning
to train lions. Sequels: The Chase; The Truth

Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure by Georgia Byng
Molly follows the pet backwards in time to 1870 India. There, she meets the
repulsive Maharaja of Waqt, a spoonerism-loving cad who collects time-traveling
crystals. Seeing Molly as an obstacle to his plans, he sets about kidnapping her at
ages ten, six, and three, and as a baby. Now she must rescue her former selves and
find a way to defeat Waqt.

Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast
in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing
industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts (non-fiction)

White Fang by Jack London
Part wolf and part dog, orphaned White Fang relies on his instincts as well as his
inborn strength and courage to survive in the Yukon wilderness despite both animal
and human predators.


8/30/2011

				
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