Alexander accompanies his grandmother to a remote village in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue.
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
While doing a school project on smallpox, Mitty stumbles upon old smallpox scabs. He has already been to school for several days and begins to have strange symptoms.
Peak by Roland Smith
When he’s caught scaling skyscrapers in New York City, Peak is sent to live with his mountain climbling father. Turns out, his dad is leading an expedition to Mount Everest and wants Peak to be the youngest climber ever to make it to the top.
Revenge of the Whale: the True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
The true story of a whale that turns on the people who were hunting it for oil. This story was the inspiration for Moby Dick.
The Compound by S.A Bodeen
Nuclear war has destroyed Eli’s world. His father, knowing that war was imminent, has built an underground compound stocked with supplies to last fifteen years. The problem is that only nine years later, some of the food has spoiled and supplies are running out.
Maze Runner by James Dashner
When Thomas wakes up, he finds himself in the Glade with no memory of anything but his name. He quickly discovers he is not alone and none of the other Gladers know why they are there either. They just know they must be inside the walls before dark or face certain death.