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  Cover Art: Going Bovine Bray, Libba
Going Bovine
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Z. Rex Cole, Stephen
Z. Rex
From Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Edinburgh, Scotland, thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar must elude police while being hunted by a dinosaur come-to-life from a virtual reality game invented by his father, who has gone missing.
2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne
The 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
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Way We Fall Crewe, Megan
The Way We Fall
Sixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.
2012
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Little Brother Doctorow, Cory
Little Brother
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
2008
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Incarceron Fisher, Catherine
Incarceron
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Rush Friesen, Jonathan
Rush
Equal part romance and heart-pounding action, this novel will leave you breathless. Join Jake King, an adrenaline junkie turned hotshot firefighter, as he struggles with the one risk he cannot take: losing his best friend and secret love, Salome. To Jake, firefighting is like breathing pure adrenaline, but if he doesn't stop soon, they could all get burned.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sure Fire Higgins, Jack
Sure Fire
Resentful of having to go and live with their estranged father after the death of their mother, fifteen-year-old twins, Rich and Jade, soon find they have more complicated problems when their father is kidnapped and their attempts to rescue him involve them in a dangerous international plot to control the world's oil.
2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Crocodile Tears Horowitz, Anthony
Crocodile Tears
Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn't come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises that Alex is on to him and the real plans for the money he's raising. Kidnapped and whisked off to Africa, Alex learns the full horror of McCain's plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country.
2009
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Into the Wild Hunter, Erin
Into the Wild
For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all. First in the "Warriors" series.
2003
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Book One of The Travelers Jablonski, Carla
Book One of The Travelers
What did the Travelers do before they knew Bobby Pendragon? Follows Kasha, Spader, and Gunny in three adventures of their lives in their home worlds. In Gunny's volatile 1935 New York, a friend is falsely accused of murder, putting Gunny in the center of a heated conflict. Back is the forests of Eelong, Kasha starts to see changes in her father Seegan - and some of the games she took for granted. And Spader's getting an aquaneer's education in how to deal with raiders.
2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Infinity Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Infinity
Streetwise Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity. With his fellow students turning into flesh-eating zombies, how can he stop them without getting killed first?
2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Into Thin Air : a Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Krakauer, Jon
Into Thin Air : a Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Krakauer recounts the deadly climb of Mt. Everest on May 10, 1996, in which 5 of his fellow climbers perished in a sudden storm at the summit.
c1997
Adult Nonfiction Book 796.522 K
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  Cover Art: I Am Number Four 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.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Airborn 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. Sequel: Skybreaker.
2004
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Hatchet Paulsen, Gary
Hatchet
After a plane crash, 13-year-old Brian spends 54 days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. Sequels: The River; Brian's Winter; Brian's Return.
1987
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Perkins, Lynne Rae
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Life as We Knew it 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
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Nation Pratchett, Terry
Nation
After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl and heir to the British throne in this alternative history, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.
2008
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Between a Rock and a Hard Place Ralston, Aron
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home.
2004
Adult Nonfiction Book
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