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Drone Chase

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: survival stories, camping & outdoor activities, new experience

Ray will need every ounce of his drone skills and outdoor smarts to recover his missing bear cub before poachers get to it first.

When his orphan bear cub goes missing, sixteen-year-old drone enthusiast Ray McLellan decides to use his airborne spying skills to find it. Little does he know that a bear-poaching gang operating in the surrounding forest …

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Switchback

by Danika Stone
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: survival stories

Switchback is an epic YA adventure story about two friends lost in the Canadian wilderness from Danika Stone, the author ofAll the Feels.

Vale loves to hike, but kind of hates her classmates. Ash is okay with his classmates, but kind of hates the outdoors. So, needless to say they are both fairly certain that the overnight nature hike with their PE …

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Inside the Sun

The 8th Island Trilogy, Book 3, A Novel

by Alexis Marie Chute
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: epic, paranormal, survival stories, contemporary

All worlds are dying, and it’s up to one broken and dysfunctional family from Earth—the Wellsleys—to save the day.

 

Cancer-ridden Ella celebrates her fifteenth birthday beneath an enchanted mountain, but it is what lies even farther below—the mysterious Star in the sea—that demands she grow up quickly. While Ella grapples with the sacrific …

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Wildfire

by Carrie Mac
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: contemporary, friendship, survival stories

Into the Wild meets The Serpent King in this story about Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods.

Annie and Pete have been best friends since they were little. They know each other better than anyone, and they've been on more adventures than they can count--they even have a notebook filled with all the ti …

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Fourth Dimension

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: survival stories, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, dystopian

In a world with no power, chaos soon descends. A powerful look at the disintegration of society in the wake of a massive and mysterious outage that has knocked out all modern amenities.

Fifteen-year-old Emma has moved house with her ex-Marine mother and younger brother. It's a brand-new condo building, which explains the semi-regular power outages, …

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The Hill

by Karen Bass
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, survival stories, diversity & multicultural, horror

Seeking cell phone reception after a remote plane crash, city kid Jared and local Kyle scale a hill that Kyle’s Cree grandmother has forbidden him to climb. Coming down the next day, the boys find that the plane has disappeared, the forest has changed, and something is hunting them. A modern imagining of the Cree Wîhtiko legend.

Jared’s plane h …

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Below the Moon

The 8th Island Trilogy, Book 2, A Novel

by Alexis Marie Chute
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 21
  • Grade: 9 to 16
tagged: epic, survival stories, paranormal

Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager. Cancer left her mute, but not powerless. Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family—her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend—in locating the cure to her illness. This cure is entangled in the fate of all worlds, and threatened by the presence …

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The Citadel

Conclusion to The Beachhead Trilogy

by David Anderson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: survival stories, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

Seventeen-year-old Will and his four friends escaped from a tropical island fortress then fought for freedom on a monstrous prison ship. Now they reach the mainland and dock their small cruiser in the harbour of a large city, hoping at last to find answers to their origins. At first the city is deserted, but soon drones attack them from above. At n …

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The Starlight Claim

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: survival stories, thrillers & suspense, canada

Fast-paced, evocative, and intensely suspenseful, Tim Wynne-Jones’s latest psychological thriller finds a teenager setting his wits against the frigid wilderness and a menacing crew of escapees.

Four months after his best friend, Dodge, disappeared near their families’ camp in a boat accident, Nate is still haunted by nightmares. He’d been pla …

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