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Par Lurlene McDaniel. 1999
When fourteen-year-old Beth's entire family is killed in a car accident, she has to live with her aunt and uncle…and spoiled cousin Terri in another state. Beth misses her family and friends terribly, but with help she learns to cope while never forgetting. For junior and senior high readers. 1999.
Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Par Kage Baker. 2009
Former British Arean Company (BAC) employee Mary Griffith and others are stranded after BAC's Martian experiment fails. Mary establishes a…barter-and-trade system at her new bar, the Empress of Mars. But when BAC attempts to reclaim colonist land, Mary and her patrons must find ways to outwit the company. 2009.
Par R. L Stine. 1997
At twelve, Tommy Frazer suddenly finds himself with a new mom, a new house, and a new school. In hopes…of making friends, he volunteers to be on the decoration committee for the school dance. Everything is going just fine until Tommy has to make a trip to the art room on the third floor where he begins hearing voices. Sequel to "Deep Trouble II". Followed by "Werewolf Skin". Grades 4-7. c1997. (Goosebumps ; 59)
Par Carolyn Mackler. 2003
Chubby fifteen-year-old Virginia of New York City is pressured by her family to look better. Helped by her best friend,…her first boyfriend, and a teacher, she overcomes her insecurities and asserts her personality. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2003.
Par Frank Herbert. 1977
In his latest assignment, Saboteur Extraordinary Jorj X. McKie is sent to planet Dosadi to investigate an experiment that has…gotten out of hand. Humans and Gowachin have been confined there in overcrowded conditions, and an interstellar war is imminent. Companion to "Whipping Star". c1977.
Par Ellen Datlow. 2003
16 new ghost stories, varied in locale, period, and style, including westerns, faux memoirs, and romance. In Glenn Hirshberg's "Dancing…Men," the ghost is the shadow of the Holocaust, which haunts a survivor of the concentration camps. A grandfather clock is animated by the spirit of a murder victim in "The Ghost of the Clock", while the lingering influence of a madwoman who terrorizes a child appears in "Feeling Remains". Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Robert Charles Wilson. 2001
Scott Warden is studying Thai beach culture and struggling to support his wife and daughter when a large monument appears…in the jungle. The artifact is a chronolith commemorating the conquest of Thailand--20 years in the future. When Warden returns to the U.S., more chronoliths appear, to devastating effect. As the chronoliths approach America, Scott joins Hitch Paley and Sue Chopra in a race to find a way to change the future.
Par Melinda Metz, Laura J Burns. 2005
Seventh-graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger's syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not…cause the fire that burned down their rival school's field house. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2005. (Wright & Wong mystery ; 1)
Par Charles Sheffield. 1997
Bored and spoiled fifteen-year-old Shelby Cheever leaves his pampered existence on Earth for the disciplined rigors of survival in outer…space. Shelby takes a cruise trip to the asteroid mines. But when he accidentally boards a ship to open space, his real adventures begin. Senior High. 1997.
Par Patricia Polacco. 1998
Fictionalized account of the artist author's struggle to learn how to read as a child. Finally a fifth-grade teacher, Mr.…Falker, comes to her rescue and gives her special lessons. Grades 2-4. 1998.
Par Mildred Pitts Walter. 1999
Sixth-grader Xander is the school's best artist, but he's lousy at sports, and his tall, skinny frame and big feet…have earned him hated nicknames. To please his father, Xander works on eliminating his awkwardness with the help of a new friend. Grades 5-8. 1999.
Par Stephen Baxter, Arthur C Clarke. 2005
London, 2037. UN peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt, newly returned from an alternate Earth, faces catastrophe - within five years a massive…solar flare will annihilate earthly life. Scientists race to construct a shield but discover the sunstorm is no natural disaster. Sequel to "Time's Eye" (DC27487). Some descriptions of sex. 2005. (A time odyssey ; 2)
Par Jeffrey A Carver. 1995
In "Neptune Crossing", John Bandicut saved the Earth from a comet but lost his alien friend Charlie in the process.…Now John awakens to find himself stranded in an artificial structure, Shipworld, with two humanoids and a new alien friend, IK, who wants John for a new mission. 1996, c1995.
Par Poul Anderson. 1998
Astronomers have discovered the possibility of advanced civilizations in the far reaches of the galaxy. A group of ten scientists…boards the starship Envoy for a journey that will take thousands of years to complete. Although they eventually encounter another civilization, they are unprepared for the ramifications of their adventure. 1998.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2006
Fifteen-year-old Tally from "Pretties" (DC29400), her boyfriend Zane, and their boss Shay have been reconstructed into super-strong paramilitary "specials." When…they are sent to capture rebels who want to return to an unaltered state of mind, part of Tally wants to resist her programming. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. Followed by "Extras" (DC32654). 2006. (Uglies series ; 3)
Par Marisha Pessl. 2006
Blue Van Meer, erudite daughter of an itinerant professor, settles into Stockton, North Carolina, for her senior year in an…elite high school. But she is unprepared for the death of a favourite teacher and some startling truths about her own family. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and violence. Bestseller. 2006.
Par Alison Goodman. 1998
Joss Aaronson is close to being expelled from the university where she studies time travel. Mavkel, a newly arrived telepathic…student from another planet, then selects her as his study partner and roommate. When Joss discovers she is being stalked by an assassin, the two combine skills to search for reasons. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 1998.
Par Walter Dean Myers. 2004
A high school tragedy related from multiple viewpoints: interviews, reports, and journals. Seventeen-year-old Len shoots a football player to death,…injures several others, and commits suicide. His troubled friends recall Len's problems. In the surrounding culture no one is completely innocent nor completely guilty. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2004.
Par Spring Hermann. 1998
1832. Ten-year-old Abigail and her six-year-old sister, Sophia, are among the first students chosen to attend a new school in…Boston that is solely for children who are blind. The girls are homesick but thrilled at the chance to learn to read, do math and handicrafts, and play the pianoforte. Grades 4-7. 1998.