Barnes, Jennifer Lynn    The Fixer    TEEN FIC BARNES When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets. Grades 8-up.
Bodeen, S. A.    The Compound    TEEN FIC BODEEN

In a burst of panic about a nuclear attack, nine-year-old Eli, his sisters, and his parents move into an underground bunker built by Eli’s billionaire father. It’s an enormous complex, with rooms similar to those in the family’s Seattle mansion. The first six years have been fairly routine, but now some food has spoiled, and certain things just don’t seem right, or even possible. Eli is starting to have doubts about his father’s motives, explanations, and sanity. Grades 7-up.

Gezari, Vanessa M.    The Tender Soldier    TEEN 958.10471 GEZARI

Part of the Pentagon’s most daring and controversial attempt since Vietnam to bring social science to the Afghanistan battlefield, three tough-minded American civilians find their humanity tested and their lives forever changed by this little-known mission.

Gratz, Alan    Prisoner B-3087    TEEN FIC GRATZ

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

Griffin, Paul    Adrift    TEEN FIC GRIFFIN

Working in Montauk for the summer, Matt and Mike meet three girls who invite them to their Hamptons mansion, where the group decides to sail out into the ocean in a small boat, become lost at sea, and must learn to work together to survive. Grades 9-up.

Heath, Jack    Money Run    TEEN FIC HEATH

Teen thief Ash Arthur is trying to pull off a massive heist, but when she locks horns with assassin Peachey, she needs to save her own neck while making the score of a lifetime.

Kerr, Philip    Winter Horses    TEEN FIC Kerr

Struggling to endure the World War II occupation of his beloved animal preserve, caretaker Max secretly cares for a girl who has gone into hiding in a nearby park, where she bonds with endangered horses that are threatened by Nazi forces.

Myers, Walter Dean    Invasion    TEEN FIC MYERS

Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable – Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.

Northrop, Michael    Trapped    TEEN FIC Northrop

The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive. Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to be picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn’t seem so bad to spend the night at school.

Rogers, Meghan    Crossing the Line    TEEN FIC ROGERS

Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped as a child and trained as a North Korean spy, but the tables turn when she becomes a double agent for the very American spy organization she has been sent to destroy. Grades 8-up.

Schrefer, Eliot    Threatened    TEEN FIC SCHREFER

Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle–but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself and join forces with the chimps to save their forest. Grades 7-up.

Scott, Victoria    Fire & Flood    TEEN FIC SCOTT

Tella’s brother Cody is sick and getting worse, so when she finds instructions on how to become a contender in the dangerous Brimstone Bleed race where she can win a cure for him, she jumps at the chance–but there is no guarantee that she will win, or even survive.

Simons, Jake Wallis    The English German Girl    TEEN FIC Simons

In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family is gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can’t be kept.

Smithson, Ryan    Ghosts of War: the True Story of a 19-year-old GI    TEEN 956.70443 SMITHSON

This is a harrowing memoir of combat, friendship, fear, and a soldier’s commitment to his country by a debut author who volunteered to serve in the Iraq war. Grades 7-up.

Townley, Alvin    Defiant : the POWs who endured Vietnam’s most infamous prison, the women who fought for them, and the one who never returned    TEEN 959.70437 TOWNLEY

The story of the indomitable American POWs who endured ‘Alcatraz,’ the Hanoi prison camp where North Vietnam locked its most dangerous and submersive prisoners, and the wives who fought to bring them home.